Farmstead record BUG 032 - Farmstead: Burgh Farm

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Burgh Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed OS map and the Burgh Tithe map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular U-plan with a large detached barn and the farmhouse detached and set away from the yard. The are additional detached elements. This farmstead is largely intact though the working buildings have been converted for residential use. Small timber framed barn with lean to and stable link, dating to the first half of the 19th century.


Grid reference Centred TM 2314 5109 (131m by 131m)
Map sheet TM25SW


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

A level II written and photographic building assessment was undertaken in advance of conversion proposals. The small barn is a 3-bay timber framed building on a brick plinth, with additional lean to and stable link. The barns appears to have been used for storage rather than livestock, on account of its only having small sized pedestrian doors. Cartographic evidence and construction details indicate a date in the first half of the 19th century. The barn was noted as being in excellent condition with little structural change, but with no signs of original fittings (S1).

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  • --- Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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.
  • --- Map: 1839. Burgh Tithe Map.
  • --- Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth / Bing Maps.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: SB Designs. 2011. Building Report, Proposed Conversion of Existing Outbuillding to Form New Annex to Burgh House.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 22 2019 12:21PM

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