Farmstead record BTT 042 - Farmstead: Lower Farm

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Summary

Lower Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a dispersed plan. The farmhouse is detached from the working buildings. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. This farmstead survives intact with additional modern sheds onsite.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9651 5512 (83m by 74m)
Map sheet TL95NE
Civil Parish BRETTENHAM, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Lower Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a dispersed plan. The farmhouse is detached from the working buildings. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in an isolated location. This farmstead survives intact with additional modern sheds onsite. (S1-4)

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.

2019: Archaeological Monitoring of the foundations for extensions to the existing dwelling of Lower Farm was undertaken. One undated pit was encountered. No finds were present (S5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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> Unpublished document: Barlow, G and Bingham, K. 2019. Archaeological Monitoring: Proposed extension, Lower Farm, Lower Farm Road, Brettenham.

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Record last edited

Sep 14 2022 12:16PM

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