Farmstead record ACT 053 - Farmstead: Babergh Heath Farm

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Summary

Babergh Heath Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regualr multi yard pattern with full plan and U-plan elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a village location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings with the modern sheds on site. The farmhouse appears to have been replaced by a modern dwelling.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8991 4441 (91m by 102m)
Map sheet TL84SE
Civil Parish ACTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Babergh Heath Farm is a farmstead visible on the 1st Ed Os map. The farmstead is laid out in a regualr multi yard pattern with full plan and U-plan elements. The farmhouse is detached and set away from the yard. The farmstead sits alongside a public road in a village location. There has been a significant loss of working buildings with the modern sheds on site. The farmhouse appears to have been replaced by a modern dwelling. (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.

Sources/Archives (4)

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 Unpublished document: Campbell, G., and McSorley, G. 2019.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

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 7 2020 12:15PM

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