Farmstead record HWN 040 - Farmstead: Browns Farm

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Summary

Browns Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular U-plan. 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.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7964 5144 (88m by 74m)
Map sheet TL75SE
Civil Parish HAWKEDON, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Browns Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regular U-plan. 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. (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.

Taken from NRHE record:
Brown's Farmhouse (Moat Farm) is of 16th cent date. (The name implies that there was a moat here and a pond at TL 7961 5143 could be the remains of it).

No trace of a moat found around Brown's Farmhouse, (name confirmed) formerly Moat Farm. The only water feature was a pond at TL 7964 5143 to the east of the house on sloping ground, but this has been filled in.

Published survey (25") revised.

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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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> Index: DoE. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

Jul 10 2021 10:53AM

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