Farmstead record HTC 073 - Farmstead: Fenn Farm

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Summary

Fenn Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a row plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in an isolated location. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with additional modern sheds on site.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9923 5097 (97m by 93m)
Map sheet TL95SE
Civil Parish HITCHAM, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Fenn Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a row plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a private track in an isolated location. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with additional modern sheds on site. (S2-5)

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.

16th C timber-framed and plastered farmhouse with a tiled roof and red brick chimneystack. A kitchen extension and porch were added in the 19th C. Two timber-framed and weatherboarded barns stand in the grounds of this farm, one with 6 bays, the other with 5,however both include threshing floor. Both also re-use timbers which appear to have come from an earlier structure at this site and also have a 19th C porch addition (S1).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998. The Farmsteads of Suffolk. A Thematic Study.
  • <S2> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.

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Apr 28 2021 11:52AM

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