Discovering a Rich History During a Measured Survey in Bexhill on Sea
This week DMP braved the weather at a farmstead site in Bexhill on Sea.
The interesting farm buildings comprising of a large two storey barn with attached stabling and open sided barns.
Specifically, DMP are instructed to provide a measured survey and structural report on the fabric and condition of the buildings. An approximate area of 4,000 sq.ft with external yards.
Uncovering a piece of history, during the inspection it was identified an oak timber had been etched with the date 1847.
In addition, further into the survey it was noted that there had been a substantial building fire as many of the roof joists had been replaced with the main oak beams showing evidence of charring. The concrete Redland 49 interlocking roof tiles were not original. Together with the corrugated sheet roofing, our team believe the roofs may have been slate roof tiles.
Interestingly, it is understood the impressive barns once formed part of a post medieval farm. Sadly the medieval house (circa 1616) did not survive the Victorian renovation of the 19th century farm buildings.
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