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Barn East of Wilby Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Wilby, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3022 / 52°18'7"N

Longitude: 1.3147 / 1°18'52"E

OS Eastings: 626093

OS Northings: 272290

OS Grid: TM260722

Mapcode National: GBR WMN.P6X

Mapcode Global: VHL9Q.QDXH

Entry Name: Barn East of Wilby Hall

Listing Date: 29 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244937

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472821

Location: Wilby, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP21

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Wilby

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wilby St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

WILBY

TM 27 SE
WILBY LANE
1221/4/10003
Barn East of Wilby Hall

GV II


Barn. Late C16, probably contemporary with Wilby Hall(qv), which is dated 1579. Late C19 and early C20 additions and alterations. Timber-framed, clad in tarred weatherboarding with a clay pantiled roof Central former cart entry with boarded doors (upper sections infilled). Set forward to right is a late C19 addition clad in tarred vertical boarding with cover battens under a hipped pantiled roof. A pair of stable doors to the front. Set forward to left, a small early C20 corrugated iron clad lean-to engine shed. INTERIOR. A good quality largely intact frame in 6 bays: heavy studs with cranked arched-braces halved against their inner faces. 2 narrower bays at the cast end were originally partitioned off and floored for use as stabling: evidence of wide opposed openings, and a diamond-mullioned window in the front wall. All except one of the tie beams are in situ, the original braces replaced by knees. Original roof of queen-post type, renewed early C20, several queen posts cut down and re-used as struts to the purlins. Other early C20 alterations include insertion of upper floor in 3 bays, and installation of engine-driven feed mill at west end. This survives complete, and includes a 16 h.p. Hornsby oil engine, with drive via belt and bevel gears to a timber Hurst frame in north-west corner of barn. One pair of millstones complete with stone furniture and crane; 2 crushers; sack hoist and bins on floor above. In the late C19 addition is a 5 h.p. Lister diesel engine, installed c1950 to drive milking machinery. A rare survival in situ of an early C20 farm mill complete with engine. It was installed by 1917 and worked until 1952. The adaptation of the barn is probably contemporary with the re-fronting of Wilby Hall.
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Listing NGR: TM2609372290

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