Farmstead record RGD 032 - Farmstead: Barnaby Farm (Grove Farm)

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Summary

Grove Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular 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. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with modern sheds on site. The historic working buildings are possibly converted for residential use.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4149 8888 (156m by 75m)
Map sheet TM48NW
Civil Parish RINGSFIELD, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Grove Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular 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. There has been a partial loss of working buildings with modern sheds on site. The historic working buildings are possibly converted for residential use.

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.

Barnaby Farm has its origins in the 15th century. In the 17th century the building was extended to the north, and a central chimney stack was inserted, to create a pair of dwellings. It seems the building was reverted to being a single farmhouse, and during the 19th century was encased with brick and extended. The roof structure may have been replaced at this time. The house was remodelled during the 20th century and extended in the 21st century. The house is of two storeys and is constructed of over-painted brick. with remnants of an earlier timber frame exposed internally. The gable roof has a pantile covering. The facade has 20th century windows. Inside the farmhouse retains timbers from the earliest phase of the building. The building was assessed for listing in 2010 but did not meet the criteria to recommend designation.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019. SCCAS: Farmsteads in the Suffolk Countryside Project.
  • --- Source Unchecked: Hawkins, B.. English Heritage Listing File.
  • --- Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 1st edition.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25".

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 19 2022 3:28PM

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