Archaeological Standing Building Recording, Worcestershire

Border Archaeology (BA) has been commissioned to carry out a programme of Archaeological Standing Building Recording (ASBR) to Historic England/RCHME Level 2 at Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, with regard to a planning application for conversion of a traditional farm outbuilding into residential accommodation. The results of this programme of work may be summarised thus:

In Brief

Client: Private Individual Sector: Construction Services:

Archaeological Standing Building Recording

Location: Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

Key Points

  • Archaeological Standing Building Recording to Historic England Level 2
  • Distinguished property erected in a single phase of activity
  • Survival of much original fabric, fixtures and fittings


According to the HER entry, the site was described as a partially extant 19th century unlisted farmstead with unconverted buildings.

The building was considered as a largely intact example of a mid to late 19th century combination range, comprising a two-storey cartshed and granary with conjoined stable and hayloft, along with the remnants of a single-storey outbuilding attached to the northeastern end of the granary/cartshed range.

The complex of outbuildings is slightly earlier in date and were probably erected when the farmstead was occupied as a tenancy of the Bickley Estate, an extensive landholding in the vicinity of Knighton on Teme and Newnham.

Both the granary and the hayloft above the stable had well-preserved kingpost roof structures, while the stable block had a largely intact brick cobbled floor at ground level.


The traditional farm building was considered a well-preserved example of a mid to late-19th century combination range, forming part of a regular ‘U-plan’ courtyard farmstead constructed during the ‘High Farming’ period of the 1840s-70s.