Farmstead record MNL 668 - Farmstead: Beck Lodge Farm

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Summary

Beck Lodge Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular L-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is attached to the agricultural range. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a village location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings with modern sheds on site.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7008 7714 (105m by 92m)
Map sheet TL77NW
Civil Parish MILDENHALL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Beck Lodge Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular L-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is attached to the agricultural range. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a village location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings with modern sheds on site. (S1-4)

Range of farm buildings arranged roughly in a square, including a 19th C flint and brick farmhouse. In addition there is a 19th C timber-framed and weatherboarded aisled barn on a brick plinth, with four bays and originally a thatched roof; this building has a later tiled extension. There is also a 19th C brick and weather boarded 4 bay cartlodge with a tiled roof and a granary above and a 20th C weatherboarded and brick cowshed with a tiled roof, since altered for pigs (S5).

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)

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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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 Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998.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

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Record last edited

Feb 8 2020 7:54AM

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