Farmstead record RMA 031 - Farmstead: Villa Farm (Rushmere Villa)

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Summary

Rushmere Villa is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard E-plan with a full courtyard elements attached. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yards. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. This farmstead survives intact.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1924 4671 (123m by 117m)
Map sheet TM14NE
Civil Parish RUSHMERE ST ANDREW, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Rushmere Villa is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard E-plan with a full courtyard elements attached. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yards. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. This farmstead survives intact.

16th C timber-framed and weatherboarded open-hall house and kitchen with a smoke-blackened crownpost roof and diamond mullioned windows. A new farmhouse was built in the 19th C and this structure was subsequently used as a garage and store (S1).

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)

  • --- Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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 Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998.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

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Record last edited

Oct 25 2019 12:21PM

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