Farmstead record HBK 043 - Farmstead: Brown's Farm
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 1633 3697 (61m by 52m)|
|Civil Parish||HOLBROOK, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (5)
Brown's Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard L-plan with the farmhouse detached and set away from the yard. The farmsteads sits alongside a private track in an isolated location. All working buildings have been lost with modern sheds on site.
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.
Brown's Farm lies in open countryside at the north-western edge of Holbrook village, approximately 1 km from All Saints church, and is reached by a dedicated track from The Street to the north-east. The site contains a grade II-listed timber-framed and rendered farmhouse of the late-16th or early-17th century with a timber-framed, pantiled and weatherboarded barn in close proximity to the north-west. At the time of the parish tithe survey in 1840 the farm was a medium-scale tenanted holding of 46 acres belonging to the eponymous Joseph Brown and occupied by Edward Brown.
- <1> SSF50674 Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2010. Archaeological Record: The Barn, Brown's Farm, Holbrook, Suffolk.
- <S2> SSZ54999 Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
- <S3> SXS50094 Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
- <S4> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
- <S5> SSF59079 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
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Record last edited
Mar 22 2021 5:34AM