Farmstead record IKL 177 - Farmstead: Bernersfield Farm
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 7857 7489 (98m by 78m)|
|Civil Parish||ICKLINGHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (5)
Bernersfield Farm was used as C Company and the Heavy Section's HQ during WW1. This was where the Tank Regiment was first formed. Tank testing and training took place in the area in 1916 when the tank was being developed for the first time.
Also see IKL 176, WRW 055 and
Bernersfield Farm, Icklingham. 19th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard F-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 (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.
- <S1> SSF54038 Bibliographic reference: Campbell C. 2007. Band of Brigands: The Extraordinary Story of the First Men in Tanks. p120.
- <S2> SSF59079 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
- <S3> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
- <S4> SXS50094 Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
- <S5> SSZ54999 Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
- <S6> SXS50102 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
- <S7> SSF59240 Map: 1839. Icklingham All Saints Tithe Map.
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Record last edited
Jul 26 2019 4:07PM