Broughton Lodge Farm

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Broughton Lodge Farm, St Mary


This property, pictured here in 2004, was the subject of a long dispute between its owner and the Planning Department from 2011 to 2018

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Ivor Barette protesting outside his farmhouse in 2018

Property name

Broughton Lodge Farm

Other names

Broughton Lodge


La Verte Rue, St Mary. The property was largely derelict in 2010 and has since been refurbished and split into separate residential units, after a long dispute between the owner and the Planning Department. In the early 21st century a housing estate was built on land surrounding the original farmstead

Type of property

18th century farmhouse


  • 1 Broughton Lodge Farm sold for £420,000 in 2013
  • 3 Broughton Lodge Farm sold for £500,000 in 2012 and £625,000 in 2017.

Families associated with the property

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

Good example of 18th century farmhouse with later dower wing, with unusual floor plan, and courtyard of early 19th century outbuildings.[1]

The house emulates the polite architecture of Georgian fashion but with a continuing local character. Shown on the Richmond Map of 1795.

The five-bay, two-storey house is constructed in granite. There is a slate roof with a pair of dressed granite chimney stacks and three early dormers with 12-pane sashes. The front door is of an early 19th century six-panel pattern, and a later Victorian Gothic gabled porch.

The original floor plan is unusual for its rear, gabled staircase wing extension, as houses of this period usually contain the staircase within the rectangular plan form. This is of particular interest as it shows the transition from the rectangular plan common throughout the 18th century to the deeper more spacious plans which evolved in the 19th century.

The interior of the house in 2004 retained its original layout and many early fittings including a very fine mahogany staircase.

The 1930s kitchen extension attached to the north-west corner of the house is of no interest. Integral to the site is a collection of early 19th century farm outbuildings forming a courtyard to the north of the house.

Notes and references

  1. This description of the property appears to predate its division into a number of separate residential units. The property had the appearance of being derelict in 2010
The property in 2010, before the controversial restoration project was started
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