Farmstead record SNT 051 - Farmstead: Wrenshall Farm

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Summary

Wrenshall Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard plan. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. This farmstead survives intact with additional modern sheds on site. All buildings have been converted for residential use.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9841 7204 (119m by 154m)
Map sheet TL97SE
Civil Parish STANTON, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Wrenshall Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard plan. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. This farmstead survives intact with additional modern sheds on site. All buildings have been converted for residential use. (S2-5)

Farm buildings at Wrenshall Farm which include a 17th C timber-framed and weatherboarded barn with a clasped-purlin roof and diamond mullioned windows. The barn originally had 5 bays but was extended by a further 5 bays in the 18th C. It appears that a number of the timbers used to construct this building were re-used from a 16th C house. Also present is an 18th C timber-framed and weatherboarded stable on a brick and flint plinth. This also has a clasped-purlin roof and utilises some re-used timbers (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)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Aitkens, P and Wade-Martins, S.. 1998.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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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 1 2020 9:53AM

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