Farmstead record WGD 033 - Farmstead: Gables Farm

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Summary

Gables Farm, Wingfield. 17th century farmstead and 16th century farmhouse. Regular courtyard E-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings, with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the tradtional farm buildings. Located within a loose farmstead cluster.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2356 7830 (80m by 88m)
Map sheet TM27NW
Civil Parish WINGFIELD, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (10)

Full Description

Outbuildings at Gables Farm, which include a 17th C timber-framed and weatherboarded threshing barn of 4 bays. The current barn was originally constructed in the early 17th C but was rebuilt in the late 17th C, with further alterations carried out in the 18th C. The roof is unusually built using sweet chestnut.

Also present is an 18th C timber framed milking parlour, constructed using re-used timber and extended during the 19th as well as an 18th C timber-framed cartlodge with a 19th C brick extension.

In the 19th C brick stables, a timber-framed and brick fodder store and a brick and flint cattle shed were also constructed (S1).

Gables Farm, Wingfield. 17th century farmstead and 16th century farmhouse. Regular courtyard E-shaped plan formed by working agricultural buildings, with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. Partial loss (less than 50%) of the tradtional farm buildings. Located within a loose farmstead cluster (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)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: North, C. 2008. Historical Analysis relating to The Barn and Associated Outbuildings, Gables Farm, Wingfield, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S4> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S5> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S7> Map: 1842. Wingfield Tithe Map.

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Record last edited

May 18 2021 1:37PM

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