Farmstead record WBY 021 - Fasrmstead: Prospect House Farm

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Summary

Prospect House Farm, Wilby. 16th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard F-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Significant loss (over 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a hamlet

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2327 7152 (81m by 88m)
Map sheet TM27SW
Civil Parish WILBY, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

A historic building record was made of farm buildings at Prospect House, Wilby in advance of conversion. The group includes a much-altered 16th and early 17th century timber framed barn and stable, with evidence of a East Anglian queen-post roof and intact diamond mullion window in the former hay loft. The cattle yards and shelter sheds adjoining the barn were added in the mid 19th century, although largely rebuilt in the 20th century. Despite the historic interest of the surviving features, the extent of alterations mean the building is unlikely to meet the criteria for listing (S1).

Prospect House Farm, Wilby. 16th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard F-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Significant loss (over 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a hamlet (S1-6).

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)

  • --- Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • --- Map: 1838. Wilby Tithe Map.
  • --- 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".
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2010. Historic Building Record: Barn at Prospect House Farm, Wilby, Suffolk.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 5 2021 3:09PM

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