Farmstead record COM 037 - Farmstead: Model Farm (Webb's Model Farm)

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Summary

Model Farm (Webb's Model Farm), Combs. 19th century farmstead and farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard E-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings with multiple yards. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a village.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0413 5657 (188m by 101m)
Map sheet TM05NW
Civil Parish COMBS, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

19th C model farm consisting of a range of brick buildings with slate roofs, including a covered yard and a timber-framed and weatherboarded barn (S1). In addition there are stables, piggeries, a slaughter house, poultry house and an ornate dairy. These buildings have recently been converted for housing (S2).
Recorded in gazetteer of significant Industrial Archaeological sites extracted from a 1980 booklet entitled 'Industrial Archaeology in and around Norfolk' and revised as 'Suffolk IA Sites in 1980' in Suffolk Industrial Archaeological Society Newsletter in 2011 where it is described as: "Webb's Model Farm, prizewinning design of 1865." In 2011 John Jones adds "Model Farm surveyed and recorded by SIAS 19/6/83. Subsequently converted to housing." (S3).

Model Farm (Webb's Model Farm), Combs. 19th century farmstead and farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard E-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings with multiple yards. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within a village (S4-9)..

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 (9)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998. The Farmsteads of Suffolk. A Thematic Study.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Wade Martins, S., Lake, J. and Hawkins, B.. 1997. Model Farmsteads: thematic survey.
  • <S3> Serial: Suffolk Industrial Archaeological Society Newsletter. SIAS Newsletter 115, Nov 2011.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S6> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S7> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S8> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S9> Map: 1841. Combs Tithe Map.

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Feb 3 2020 2:51PM

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