Farmstead record HTC 078 - Farmstead: Brickhouse Farm

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Summary

Brickhouse Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard T-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a village location. There has been a partial loss of workkinng buildings with the remaining converted for residential use.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9804 5134 (85m by 76m)
Map sheet TL95SE
Civil Parish HITCHAM, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Brickhouse Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard T-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a village location. There has been a partial loss of workkinng buildings with the remaining converted for residential use. (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.

A farmstead including a 17th C timber-framed and plastered farmhouse with a tiled roof, which incorporates a 16th C brick core; this house is believed to have been constructed as a priory house by Catherine of Aragon. Also present is a 16th C timber-framed and weatherboarded aisled 3 bay barn with a thatched roof and a 17th C porch. This barn re-uses a significant amount of timbers from a larger 14th C barn which is thought to have stood in the grounds of nearby Hitcham Hall. There is additionally another 16th C timber-framed barn at this site (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 Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998.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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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 29 2021 8:21AM

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