Farmstead record MTF 152 - Farmstead: Rookery Farm

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Summary

Rookery Farm, Metfield. 16th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard full plan formed by working agricultural buildings with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is attached to the agricultural range. Significant loss (over 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within an isolated position

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2942 8118 (127m by 118m)
Map sheet TM28SE
Civil Parish METFIELD, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (7)

Full Description

16th C timber-framed and weatherboarded barn of 4 bays, one of which was used as a stable with a 1st floor above. There is also evidence of diamond mullion windows in this section of the barn. The original queen strut roof remains mainly in tact. A cartlodge was added at one end during the 19th C and a store building was also constructed adjacent to the barn. A 19th C clay lump store also stands sepearately at the site (S1).

Rookery Farm, Metfield. 16th century farmstead and farmhouse. Regular courtyard full plan formed by working agricultural buildings with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is attached to the agricultural range. Significant loss (over 50%) of the traditional farm buildings. Located within an isolated position (S2-7).

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 (7)

  • --- Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • --- Map: 1841. Metfield Tithe Map.
  • --- 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".
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: WCP. 2012. Historic Building Analysis: Barn at Rookery Farm, Honeypot Lane, Metfield.

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Jan 5 2021 4:25PM

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