Farmstead record IKL 176 - Farmstead: Canada Farm

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Summary

Canada Farm, Icklingham. 19th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard E-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within an isolated position.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7778 7592 (117m by 143m)
Map sheet TL77NE
Civil Parish ICKLINGHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Canada farm was used as D Company’s HQ during WWI. Tank testing/training took place in the area in 1916 when tanks were being developed for the first time (S1).

Canada Farm, Icklingham. 19th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard E-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within an isolated position. Not present on the 1839 tithe map (S2-7).

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)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Campbell C. 2007. Band of Brigands: The Extraordinary Story of the First Men in Tanks. p120.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S7> Map: 1839. Icklingham All Saints Tithe Map.

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Record last edited

Jul 26 2019 3:30PM

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