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CAT Report 447: summary

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A historic building survey and archaeological evaluation by trial-trenching at Belsteads Farm, Belsteads Farm Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex: November 2007
by L. Alston, E. Spurgeon, A. Wightman

Date report completed: December 2007
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Map reference(s): TL72361129
File size: 48603 kb
Project type: Building survey and Evaluation
Significance of the results:
Keywords: listed building

Summary. Belsteads Farm farmhouse is a Grade II listed building (EHER no 30649) and thought to be of c 15th-century date with alterations and additions of the 17th century. The farmhouse is surrounded by a complex of farm buildings of historical interest, including a 16th-century Grade II listed timber-framed barn (EHER no 39410), a probable 19th-century brick barn, a cart-lodge and an open-fronted shelter shed; the combination of buildings is a good example of a post medieval farm complex. The three 19th-century buildings were the subject of a written and photographic record at English Heritage (2006) Level 2. The site was subject to an archaeological evaluation.