Newfield Farm, Pelton - 2011
Historic Buildings Recording
TWM Archaeology were commisioned by Persimmon Homes to carry out a historic buildings recording of the Grade II listed buildings at Newfield Farm, Pelton, County Durham prior to their renovation and conversion as part of a wider development. The work took the form of a written, photographic and measured survey recording.
The buildings were likely built in the 1860s and represent a typical example of a known building form, the Victorian model farm. The layout and form of the buildings is typical of this period when innovations in technology and new thinking brought a new more industrialised approach to agriculture with ordered, functional, built-for-purpose farmsteads. The farm was of the meat-and-corn farmstead type with the main axis of the building housing a threshing barn and storage for processed crop. The wings and yards served as stabling for the horses and machinery used to cultivate the arable fields and as housing for the cattle livestock.