Farmstead record WGD 028 - Farmstead: Wingfield Green Farm

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Summary

Wingfield Green Farm, Wingfield. 17th century farmstead and farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard L-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a village

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2158 7699 (64m by 54m)
Map sheet TM27NW
Civil Parish WINGFIELD, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

The 19th C brick fa├žade of the grade II listed farmhouse conceals a timber framed structure of the 17th C. It preserves its original internal structure, with its central hall flanked on the north by a cross passage and twin service rooms, and on the south by a chimney and parlour. The roof was raised and re-built in the 19th C. A service lean-to was added to the rear, creating a L shaped ground plan.

A contemporary, three bay, timber-framed barn: both gables were re-built in the 19th C. The rear N elevation retains original studwork and significant amounts of wattle and daub infill and external render. A roof of wind-braced purlins remains largely in tact, complete with original tie-beam braces. Its steep pitch suggests that it was originally designed for thatch.

The easternmost stable dates to the 17th C. It is a timber-framed structure, retaining evidence of original windows with 'diamond' mullions. The building is truncated towards the west, and was refaced in 19th C brick to match the barn.

The westernmost stable is a reconstruction of the early 19th C, with brick front elevation and timber-framed rear.

Despite various alterations, it is rare to find complete groups of early- 17th C farm buildings, and so, in this respect, the complex is of considerable historic interest.

Wingfield Green Farm, Wingfield. 17th century farmstead and farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard L-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a village (S2-7).

Recorded as part of the Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project. This is a purely desk-based study and no site visits were undertaken. These records are not intended to be a definitive assessment of these buildings. Dating reflects their presence at a point in time on historic maps and there is potential for earlier origins to buildings and farmsteads. This project highlights a potential need for a more in depth field study of farmstead to gather more specific age data.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2008. Archaeological Record: Wingfield Green Farm, Wingfield Green, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S7> Map: 1842. Wingfield Tithe Map.

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May 15 2021 3:40PM

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