Barns at Preston Capes Road, Adstone, Northamptonshire. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: cotswold2-407274)

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Introduction

Barns at Preston Capes Road, Adstone, Northamptonshire. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: cotswold2-407274)

In July 2020 Cotswold Archaeology were commissioned by Nineteen47 to undertake a Historic England defined Level 2 Historic Building Recording in relation to a range of traditional agricultural buildings situated to the east of Preston Capes Road, approximately 1km north of the village Adstone, Northamptonshire. The buildings are not included on Historic England's National Heritage List for England, nor are they located within a Conservation Area or a local list of non-designated heritage assets. This Historic Building Recording has been undertaken in order to fulfil a recommended Condition for building recording, associated with the grant of Planning Permission in respect of Planning Application (Ref: S/2020/0707/FUL). The programme of recording has a particular focus on the Buildings present by the 1880s.

The Site currently comprises a group of ten Buildings representing a complex of historic agricultural structures, mainly of stone construction with corrugated and slate roofs, including a now empty dwelling (a late 18th early 19th century cottage).

The Buildings are arranged into three groups, at the west aspect of the Site is the late 19th century Cottage with late 20th century extensions and additions with a late 19th/early 20th century agricultural Building to its north. The central group of Buildings comprise late 20th century agricultural and outbuildings. The east aspect of the site comprise a stone range of agricultural buildings arranged into an open courtyard.

The Buildings are of interest as a post-Enclosure farmstead, laid out in a regular courtyard arrangement and primarily used for animal husbandry. The farmstead is likely to belong to the final phase of the enclosure process, whereby small landholdings were consolidated into larger farms. The historic agricultural structures retain physical evidence of their former function, and the use of vernacular materials and methods of construction is characteristic of rural Northamptonshire.


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