Farmstead record LXD 102 - Farmstead: Laxfield House (Wood Farm)

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Summary

Laxfield House (Wood Farm), Laxfield. Partially extant 19th century farmstead with a listed 17th century farmhouse. Dispersed multiyard formed by working agricultural buildings with a regular u-shaped courtyard and a regular t-shaped courtyard. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. There has been partial loss (less than 50%) of traditional buildings. Located within an isolated position.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2875 7062 (90m by 101m)
Map sheet TM27SE
Civil Parish LAXFIELD, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Wood Farm, Laxfield. Partially extant 19th century farmstead with a listed 17th century farmhouse. Dispersed multiyard formed by working agricultural buildings with a regular u-shaped courtyard and a regular t-shaped courtyard. The farmhouse is set away from the yard. There has been partial loss (less than 50%) of traditional buildings. Located within an isolated position (S1-5).

The layout of the barns appears to have changed considerably from the 1840 tithe map to the 1st ed OS map, suggesting that the buildings date to the second half of the 19th century (S6).

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 (6)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • <S3> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".
  • <S4> Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • <S5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1949. Ordnance Survey 6 inch to 1, mile, 3rd edition. 1:10,560.
  • <S6> Map: 1840. Laxfield Tithe Map.

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Record last edited

May 24 2019 11:59AM

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