Farmstead record ASN 033 - Farmstead: Moor's Farm

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Summary

Moor's Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard L-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. This farmstead survives intact with additional modern sheds on site.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9298 3663 (129m by 127m)
Map sheet TL93NW
Civil Parish ASSINGTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Moor's Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular courtyard L-plan with additional detached elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. This farmstead survives intact with additional modern sheds on site. (S2-5)

The stable range appears to have been constructed around the mid-19th century and formed an integral part of the development of the Moor’s Farmstead during the second half of the 19th to early 20th century. The stable range has an interesting mixture of old and ‘newer’ methods of timber framed construction. The use of bolted knee bracing to secure a sound and rigid joint between a post, wallplate and tiebeam was well established by the second half of the 18th century. This bracing method was particularly used where headroom was required and continued in use for a long period of time. In this case traditional knee bracing was preferred for the primary structural trusses where rigidity and strength were required. The rest of the tiebeams were secured with iron straps which were a departure from traditional carpentry methods (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> Unpublished document: Joubert, N. 2015. A Report on the Architectural History and Significance of the Moor’s Farm Stable Range, Assington, 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.

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Record last edited

May 13 2020 8:42AM

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