Building record MYO4615 - Lodge Farm, Dunnington


Brick-built farmstead in an irregular courtyard arrangement, to the east of the farmhouse, with a detached range to the northeast. The earliest building is a barn standing on the north side of the yard, likely to be 18th century (but perhaps with a timber-framed predecessor), and largely rebuilt in the 20th century. The other sides of the courtyard include a stable with loft over and a former cow byre, also much altered in the 20th century, while the detached range is single storey and contains a cart- or implement-shed, within its seven bays.


Grid reference Centred SE 6833 5148 (34m by 41m)
Map sheet SE65SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Dunnington, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The Ordnance Survey’s first edition 1:10560 map, surveyed in 1848-50 does not name the farm, but indicates that only three of the four existing ranges were then extant. Their 1:2500 map surveyed in 1891 indicates that an open-fronted structure had been built in the intervening period. However, the comparison of the present farmstead with the historic Ordnance Survey depictions indicates many differences in the forms of the individual ranges, and it
is clear that there has been a process of continuous piecemeal change throughout the last 170 years.

The group of historic outbuildings at Lodge Farm date from the 18th century to
the 20th, and comprise a variety of structures which have been subject to
continual adaptation and change, largely in response to changing agricultural
practices and developments, and the varying fortunes of the owners and
occupiers. The farm is believed to have been in estate ownership for much of its
life and so the management of the buildings may have been controlled from
outside the farm at times. The earliest building is the former barn of hand-made
bricks, which has been extensively rebuilt, but contains evidence for its original
size, and its function as a threshing barn, as well as a hint that its walls were
timber-framed at one time. The other structures at the farm are predominantly
19th century and include stables, cow-house, and cart-shed among others; there
are few individual features of interest, but as a group they represent the
prosperous, 19th century, mixed agricultural economy of the East Riding.

In 1945 a German aircraft hit a tree on the farm and crashed into the farmhouse, killing the crew of 4 and 3 members of the family who lived at the farm (Imperial War Museum, 2019).

2019, Lodge Farm, Hull Road BLDG REC (Unpublished document). SYO2259.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: 2019. Lodge Farm, Hull Road BLDG REC.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 7 2020 9:03AM


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