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Record Details

MonUID:MST22154
HER Number:58287
Type of record:Monument
Name:Curborough Farm / Old Hall Farm, Watery Lane, Curborough

Summary

A farmstead laid out around a regular courtyard with main L-plan range and working buildings around three sides of the yard with detached farmhouse and additional detached out buildings. A farmstead has probably existed on this site since at least the late 18th century, although the surviving buildings are probably mostly 19th century in date (cf. PRNs 51005, 58288 and 58289).

Grid Reference:SK 1252 1206
Map Sheet:SK11SW
Parish:Curborough and Elmhurst, Lichfield District
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Monument Type(s):

  • FARMSTEAD (Established, Georgian - 1775 AD to 1775 AD (pre))

Associated Events:

  • EST1469 - A survey of the barn and other outbuildings at Curborough Hall Farm, Watery Lane, Lichfield, August 1984.

Full description

A large regular courtyard farmstead with L' plan element and working buildings to three sides of the yard. There are historic detached elements to the north and south. The farmhouse is detached and located to the north away from the working areas. More than 50% of the historic plan form has been retained, although modern buildings have been added to the area around it. (DAT, 09/02/2015) <1>

The farmstead is marked on the 1" Ordnance Survey map of the mid 19th century and the location of the farm is indicated on Yates' map (1775) suggesting that, whilst the buildings may be later in date (cf. PRN 51005, PRN 58288, PRN 58289), a farm complex probably existed on this site by at least the mid 18th century. (DAT, 09/02/2015) <2> <3>

Modern mapping and the 2006 aerial photography suggests that the complex has been converted to a craft centre. (DAT, 09/02/2015) <4> <5>

Sources and further reading

<1>SST87 - Digital Archive: Bob Edwards (Forum Heritage Services). 2008. Historic Farmsteads and Landscape Character in Staffordshire - GIS Data. 265885.
<2>SST229 - Cartographic: William Yates (The Staffordshire Record Society). 1775/1984. A Map of the County of Stafford - by William Yates. Paper. 1" to 1 mile.
<3>SST3657 - Cartographic: David and Charles (Publisher). 1970. Ordnance Survey 1834-1836 1" Maps. Paper. 1" to a mile. Sheet 42 - Lichfield.
<4>SST4433 - Aerial Photograph: 2006-2010. Aerial photosurvey of Staffordshire - 2006-2010. Digital. 1:10000.
<5>SST4119 - Digital Archive: Ordnance Survey. 2003 Onwards. Ordnance Survey Mastermap. digital.

Related records

51005Parent of: Barn, Curborough Hall Farm, Watery Lane, Curborough (Building)
58291Parent of: Cart Shed, Curborough Hall Farm, Curborough (Building)
58288Parent of: Cowhouse and Stable, Curborough Hall Farm, Curborough (Building)
58292Parent of: Curborough Hall Farmhouse, Curborough (Building)
58289Parent of: Farm building, Curborough Hall Farm, Curborough (Building)

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