Farmstead record SBN 093 - Farmstead: Oak Farm
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 0055 3538 (83m by 114m)|
|Civil Parish||STOKE-BY-NAYLAND, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (6)
Oak Farm occupies a conspicuous site which commands fine views of the Stour valley to the south and the Box valley to the north, approximately 500 metres west of the hamlet of Thorington Street. The farm buildings consist of an early-19th century timber-framed barn to the west of a mid-19th century yard of brick cattle sheds and shelters that have already been converted into office accommodation. A pair of single-storied brick and slated sheds adjoining the southern gable of the barn were built in two phases during the mid-19th century, and comprise a former cattle shed to the north and a cartlodge to the south. Neither shed retains any significant fixtures or fittings, and they are not of particular historic importance. The five-bay barn retains a substantial area of rare external weatherboarding with original red ochre pigment, preserved within a lean-to shelter shed. Its walls consist of early-16th century timbers with evidence of arched doors and mullioned windows that may remain partly in situ. The presence of such a building combines with its proximity to the Duke of Norfolk's park at Tendring Hall and its commanding location to suggest the site may have been occupied by a medieval park lodge (S1 & S2).
Oak Farm, Stoke-by-Nayland. 19th century farmstead and farmhouse with converted buildings. Regular courtyard U-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. The farmstead is extant. Located within a loose farmstead cluster (S3-8).
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.
- <S1> SSF54715 Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2008. Historic Building Record: Oak Farm, Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk.
- <S2> SSF54852 Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2011. Heritage Asset Assessment: The Barn, Oak Farm, Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk.
- <S3> SSF59079 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
- <S4> SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
- <S5> SXS50094 Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
- <S6> SSZ54999 Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
- <S7> SXS50102 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
- <S8> SSF56696 Map: 1837. Stoke-by-Nayland Tithe Map and Apportionment.
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Record last edited
Jul 28 2021 1:54PM