Bix Manor Farm

Bix Manor Farm
Broadplat Lane

Manor Farm was a large farmstead near Bix Common and the main toll road from Henley to Dorchester. However, it was not the Manor Farm of the parish, the site of which remains unknown. It retains its farmhouse and major outbuildings i.e. a large six-bay barn, stabling, coach house, milking parlour, dairy, bullpen;  all converted to commercial uses ( not recorded). The barn is timber-framed, with brick infill panels. It consists of a three-bay barn of 16th /17th date, queen strut roof trusses, and a 19th century, three-bay addition of much slighter framing and herringbone brick infill. Both parts have large porches on their north sides. The farmhouse was not recorded.

Detailed inventory and the will of 1697 of Henry Benwell – wealthy family associated with this farm and one other, also with properties in Henley.

Grid Reference: SU727849
Parish: Bix
Surveyed in: 1985
Report written by: Ruth Gibson
Sort key: BIX-BRO-MAN