Farmstead record BSM 045 - Farmstead: Great Roper's Farm

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Summary

Great Roper's Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular full-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sit alongside a public road in an isolated location. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with large modern sheds on site.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 918 359 (100m by 196m)
Map sheet TL93NW
Civil Parish BURES ST MARY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Great Roper's Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular full-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sit alongside a public road in an isolated location. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with large modern sheds on site. (S2-5)

C15th Suggested ownership by de Bures & Waldergrave families possible link to Overhall. (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> Suffolk County Historic Environment Record: Suffolk County Council Sites and Monuments Record: Ropers Hall.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 4 2020 12:13PM

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