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Park Attwood Farm Bewdley Worcestershire

Kelly, Alison Park Attwood Farm Bewdley Worcestershire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology (OA) has carried out a programme of building investigation and recording at Park Attwood Farm, Bewdley, Worcestershire. The work took place in advance of the conversion of a redundant barn to residential accommodation and was undertaken as a condition of planning approval for the works. The building covered by this survey comprises a red brick barn with a timber frame roof which has been divided into small stables for horses and storage for tack as well as further general farm storage rooms. There is a dovecote in the central bell tower which is accessed by a spiral staircase. The louvered tower had collapsed and been rebuilt in recent years although some original timbers remain. The barn is part of a courtyard complex and the design is contemporary with the 1845 date stone upon the central front gable. An open access area on the south (rear) elevation has been enclosed by a later brick wall, placing decorative external doors and windows upon the inside of the building. The lack of decoration on the north (front) elevation raises the possibility that the original main entrance to this building was through this rear section and not within the courtyard. The surrounding buildings are of similar, but not the same, build suggesting the courtyard complex was constructed in stages. An Ordnance Survey map of 1889 shows Park Attwood farm in its present courtyard plan. The building shows many areas of redevelopment and change of use but still manages to retain some original features. The fenestration of the barn is affected by later window and doorway insertions and the building fabric shows evidence of other repairs. The barn contains a lot of fixtures and fittings associated with animal husbandry, many of which are original

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Worcestershire
ID Code:1318
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:10 Jan 2014 12:37
Last Modified:10 Jan 2014 12:37

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