Farmstead record SOT 012 - Farmstead: Unnamed Farmstead

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Summary

An unnamed farmstead is visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular E-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set on the opposite side of the track. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a loose farmstead cluster. Only two working buildings remain with all other working buildings and the farmhouse lost.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4712 8571 (127m by 91m)
Map sheet TM48NE
Civil Parish SOTTERLEY, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

An unnamed farmstead is visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular E-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set on the opposite side of the track. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a loose farmstead cluster. Only two working buildings remain with all other working buildings and the farmhouse lost.

The barn consists of three bays, with a later brick lean-to addition to the rear. The barn was built between 1800 and 1820, before the agricultural depression. The 3 bays are of unequal length. The roof structure is made up of studded butt-purlins and is now pantiled, but likely was originally thatched. The rear lean-to dates to the 19th C.

A collection of 20th C buildings include animal buildings and sheds and an annex. The complex has seen much alteration in the 20th C, and no longer form a cohesive group. The complex has be redundant for many years, but represents the changes in agriculture shaped by national politics from the beginning of the 19th C when this land was enclose by act of parliament.

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 (5)

  • --- Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • --- Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S1> Unpublished document: North, C. 2010. Barn and adjacent buildings to the north-west of Golding's Farm, Sotterley, Suffolk; Archaeological Record.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 22 2020 8:48AM

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