Farmstead record CAM 050 - Farmstead: Park Farm

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Summary

Park Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a loose courtyard plan. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a village location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings with large modern sheds on the side.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7616 6989 (117m by 136m)
Map sheet TL76NE
Civil Parish CAVENHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Park Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a loose courtyard plan. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a village location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings with large modern sheds on the side. (S3-6)

Planned farm constructed in 1902 by wealthy German banker Adolf Goldschmidt, which includes several cow houses, granaries and stabling around a central courtyard. Also incorporated is an 18th C 7 bay timber-framed barn, with brick infill, a tiled roof and 2 threshing floors. The buildings have all been extensively altered through time (S1).
The brick stable originally contained a pair of stables with a tack room at end, before being converted into a milking parlour (S2).

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 (6)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998. The Farmsteads of Suffolk. A Thematic Study.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2008. Archaeological Record: 'Unit A' Park Farm, Cavenham, Suffolk.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S5> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S6> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 3 2020 7:44AM

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