The JESSOP Consultancy (TJC Heritage Ltd)

Lichfield + Sheffield + Oxford

Rural buildings

Traditional farm buildings are one of the most common building types in the countryside, found in both lowland and upland areas. They reflect regional changes in vernacular architecture, making use of locally sourced materials and fashions.

The JESSOP Consultancy have recently provided support to the National Park Authority during the preparation of new guidance on understanding rural farmstreads within the Peak District, along with undertaking numerous surveys of brick, stone and timber built barns, farmhouses and associated structures.

Guidance on Farmsteads and Agriclutural Buildings:

  1. Peak District
  2. Historic England


Pastures Top Barn (Derbyshire). To inform a planning application to redevelop the former farm buildings a Heritage Statement and Historic Buildings Appraisal were undertaken. The application was successful and the second stage of work is in the form of an archaeological watching brief and detailed photographic record of the exposed historic fabric, including an impressive range dating to 1854 with a substantial roof structure.

Naunton Court Barns (Worcestershire). As part of a planning condition to restore and redevelop the site a detailed historic buildings survey and photogrphic record have been undertaken, including an archaeological watching brief. The barns are brick built and date to the late 18th Century forming an open sided courtyard.

Barn Surveys. The JESSOP Consultancy regularly provides planning advice relating to the heritage aspects of ruined, or redundant agricultural buildings, and a sample of recent work includes:

  • Woodseats Farm (Derbyshire)
  • Broadcroft Farm (Worcestershire)
  • Cannon Hall Farm (South Yorkshire)
  • Routs Green Farm (Buckinghamshire)
  • Twywell Barns (Northamptonshire)
  • Church Farm Oxton (Nottinghamshire)
  • Ilam Hall Estate Barns (Staffordshire)
  • Bradenstoke Barn (Oxfordshire)