Farmstead record DLL 014 - Farmstead: Potash Farm
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 2686 5528 (70m by 47m)|
|Civil Parish||DALLINGHOO, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (6)
- THRESHING BARN (16th century to 18th century - 1500 AD to 1799 AD)
- STABLE (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- FARMSTEAD (16th century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
- FARMHOUSE (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- REGULAR COURTYARD L PLAN (19th century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)
- BARN (16th century - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
Potash Barn is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed OS map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular L-plan with the farmhouse detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. The farmstead survives intact with conversion for residential use.
Potash Farm lies in open countryside on the eastern side of Potash Farm Road, approximately 450 m north-east of Dallinghoo parish church. At the time of the tithe survey in 1841 it formed a modest owner-occupied holding of 32 acres. The barn is aligned at right-angles to the road and faces south towards a yard in front of an ostensibly early-20th century farmhouse. Neither building on the site is currently listed. The barn is a timber-framed, pantiled and weatherboarded structure of three bays with a central southern entrance and a brick threshing floor. An 18th century brick lean-to shed projects from the northern elevation of the entrance bay, and a 19th century brick stable and hay loft adjoin the eastern gable. The present threebay arrangement is typical of the region's smaller barns, but dates only from an extension of the mid or late-18th century. The original structure dates from the late-16th or early-17th century and forms a complete barn of two bays that as such may represent a unique survival (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.
- --- SSF59079 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
- --- SSZ54999 Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
- --- SXS50088 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
- <S1> SSF55019 Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2009. Archaeological Record: Potash Farm, Dallinghoo, Suffolk.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Aug 6 2019 9:26AM