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Latitude: 52.7253 / 52°43'31"N
Longitude: 1.0048 / 1°0'17"E
OS Eastings: 603011
OS Northings: 318424
OS Grid: TG030184
Mapcode National: GBR SB7.2W1
Mapcode Global: WHLRS.DRQK
Entry Name: Farmbuildings at Park Farm
Listing Date: 15 May 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1379764
English Heritage Legacy ID: 479172
Location: Bylaugh, Breckland, Norfolk, NR20
Civil Parish: Bylaugh
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Bylaugh St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
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496/3/10006 Farmbuildings at park Farm
Model farmstead, including 2 covered yards. Mid C19, but incorporating a slightly earlier barn, with C20 alterations. Architect unknown, but built for the Evans Lombe family of Bylaugh Hall built c1850. Flint wall construction with brick lacing and dressings and ornamental embellishments. Clay pantile roof coverings, with areas of C20 repair.
PLAN: 2 covered yards enclosed by ranges of related outbuildings built on a south-facing valley side site. These are arranged with the BARN to the north with the larger COVERED YARD on its south side. To the west, a range of SHELTER SHEDS with a sub-divided YARD to the south. On the west side of this yard, a range of SHELTER SHEDS, with a sub-divided YARD to the south. The west side of the west yard is enclosed by a STABLE BLOCK. To the south a second, detached COVERED YARD with RIDING HORSE STABLES and a TRAP HOUSE. West of these, a CARTSHED and IMPLEMENT SHED, with further OPEN SHEDS on 2 sides, and a SMITHY linking the sheds on the south side. Northern and southern ranges are separated by a cartway running east-west.
EXTERIOR: NORTH ELEVATION: barn north wall, with rear wall of shelter sheds to right (west). Barn porch with shallow gable, incorporating ventilator grille, above double doors set within arched opening. Walling with shallow brick pilasters and blocked ventilation slits set into coursed flintwork with alternating courses of header brickwork. Dentilled eaves and corbelled gable. East gable with ground floor door and loading door to granary above, west gable with blocked pitching hole at eaves leveln now interuppted by roof line of shelter shed. Rear wall of shelter sheds are devoid of openings. West gable with corbelled kneelers and tile copings.
WEST ELEVATION: rear wall of stables with 2 rectangular cast iron ventilators ( a type used throughout the Evans Lombe estate). Further ventilation by means of cross-set ridge tiles. Gates to through cart way and rear wall of cart lodges to south.
SOUTH ELEVATION; south wall of cart lodge and implement shed ranges (west) and the smaller covered yard (east). Single square opening to centre possibly entry point for belt drive from external engine, formerly mounted on raised platform in front of wall. Below is a blocked arched opening, possibly for drive via line shafting from former horse gin. To the right. the small covered cattleyard with shelter sheds on either side. South wall of yard, 1.3 metres high with double doorway to centre giving access to adjacent meadow. Hipped yard roof with rectangular ventilator to centre. Eaves ventilation by means of hinged shutters with pulley adjustors set between eaves of covered yard and lower eaves of shelter sheds abutting.
EAST ELEVATION; riding horse stable and gig house, with double doors, to left (south) and 2 stable doors to right. Gateway to through way to south of blind rear wall of shelter sheds of large covered yard. The stable backs onto the shelter sheds of the small covered yard. The cart lodges are set around a yard in front of the smithy. Large (north) covered yard of similar design to small yard, but longer and with lengthened ventilator. Yard enclosed by raised walkways behind the shelter sheds, which are now subdivided.
INTERIORS: riding horse stable with hay racks, mangers, and tether rings for 10 horses. Standings sub-divided by a partition. Access stair to granary at east end of barn, with sloping desk at the top for tally keeping, and a chain sack hoist. The granary is subdivided by fixed storage bins. C19 roof trusses throughout with through purlins. With the exception of the covered yards, all other internal fittings have been removed.
This farmstead is of outstanding significance as a substantially complete example of model farm development within the context of the `High Farming' movement. It is particularly notable as a unique and advanced design, centred upon the use of the covered yards for the scientific management of cattle, a system which most characterised the agricultural improvements of the mid and late C19.
(Wade Martins S: Historic Farm Buildings: London; 1991-: 152-3, 187, 208).
Listing NGR: TG0301118424
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