Farmstead record UGG 011 - Farmstead: Brick Kiln Farm

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Summary

Brick Kiln Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular U-plan with additioanl detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings. 17th century barn, the oldest structure in the farmstead, granary aded to the barn in 18th C.; 19th C former cowshed; late-19th C store;

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4671 8079 (108m by 75m)
Map sheet TM48SE
Civil Parish UGGESHALL, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Brick Kiln Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular U-plan with additioanl detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings. (S3-6)

The Farmhouse was re-built between 1840 and 1884. The principle barn is a timber-framed and weatherboarded structure dating to the 17th century and is the oldest structure in the complex. It is a large, three bayed threshing barn, with an 18th century entrance porch. The S-E elevation was re-built in the 18th century. The granary and cattle stalls are timber-framed and also 18th century. The former cow-shed was a later addition of the 19thcentury. It is an L shaped construction and illustrates the conversion of the complex from arable to pastoral (S1)(S2).

The buildings at Brick Kiln Farm outline a continuous development of the farmstead progressively through the 17th to the 21st century. The complex exhibits various symptoms of highs and lows in these agricultural developments in this area. The buildings therefore represent an important heritage element of mans' impact on this area of Suffolk.

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 (6)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Belton, B.. 2010. Historic Asset Assessment: Barn at Brick Kiln Farm, Wash Lane, Uggeshall, Beccles, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Woods, N.. 2009. Historical and Archaeological Statement in respect of: Residential Barn Conversion, Brick Kiln Farm, Wash Lane, Uggeshall, Beccles, Suffolk.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S5> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S6> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.

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Record last edited

Jan 23 2020 11:57AM

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