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Rudham Grange Farm Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in West Rudham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7995 / 52°47'58"N

Longitude: 0.7009 / 0°42'3"E

OS Eastings: 582178

OS Northings: 325856

OS Grid: TF821258

Mapcode National: GBR Q66.J0J

Mapcode Global: WHKQ3.QWYQ

Plus Code: 9F42QPX2+Q8

Entry Name: Rudham Grange Farm Barn

Listing Date: 9 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077762

English Heritage Legacy ID: 221655

Location: West Rudham, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE31

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: West Rudham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: East with West Rudham

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Farm complex. Late C18, with additions c.1800, late C19 and early C20. Built for the Raynham estate. Brick and flint, used singly and in combination. Pantile roof coverings.
PLAN: L-shaped complex, comprised of BARN, c.1800, aligned north-south, with STABLES and lower CART LODGES extending westwards. ENGINE HOUSE lean-to against barn north gable. Further CART LODGES against barn south gable.
EXTERIOR: FRONT (east) ELEVATION of barn with 4 double doorways to threshing floors, of 2 builds; the 3 bays to the south an addition. Between each threshing doorway are 2 rectangular ventilators of honeycomb brickwork, set one above the other. The doorways sit beneath segmental arches, and dentilled eaves. North gable with engine house lean-to against east half, 4 cast iron framed windows and pentice canopy to blocked first floor hoist door. South gable to barn with 3-bay cart lodge in lean-to with half-hipped roof.
WEST (rear) ELEVATION with long lean-to containing 14 loose boxes each with a split stable door.
SOUTH ELEVATION: 3-storeyed stables with central tower beneath pyramidal roof, and formerly with 2 arched openings to either side, now altered.
INTERIORS: barn roof supported by C19 king post trusses, and now housing C20 grain silos. Stables central tower with stair up to granaries and haystore above. West end of stable range houses 2 riding horse stables, with timber and iron stall partitions. 5-bay cart lodge with wooden arcade posts carrying curved braces bolted to tie beams of queen strut trusses. Engine house with belting hole and cake-crushing machine in situ.
HISTORY: this large farm at Rudham was visited c.1804 by Arthur Young, who was impressed by the threshing machine with a granary above. R.N. Bacon observed steam-driven machinery on the same farm 40 years later. The barn is one of the largest to survive in Norfolk. The provision of 4 threshing floors indicates the high output of this extensive and progressive farm, and the need for generous stabling for working horses.

Listing NGR: TF8217825856

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