Farmstead record HBK 043 - Farmstead: Brown's Farm

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Summary

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.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1633 3697 (61m by 52m)
Map sheet TM13NE
Civil Parish HOLBROOK, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

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.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2010. Archaeological Record: The Barn, Brown's Farm, Holbrook, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.

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Mar 22 2021 5:34AM

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