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CAT Report 727: summary

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Historic building recording at Highfields Farm, Highfields Lane, Kelvedon, Essex - July 2013
by Chris Lister
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: October 2013
Location: Highfields Farm, Highfields Lane, Kelvedon, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 8682 1743 (c)
File size: 4,327 kb
Project type: Historic building recording
Significance of the results: *
Keywords: farm, barn

Summary. A programme of building recording was carried out by the Colchester Archaeological Trust on a barn at Highfields Farm, Highfields Lane, Kelvedon, Essex in July 2013. The work was commissioned by the owners, Mr and Mrs Bunting. The barn is dated to 1837, although it comprises many timbers from an earlier structure on the site, and is a traditional Essex threshing barn of twelve bays with two midstreys. It is located to the east of Highfields Farmhouse; a Grade II listed building dating to the early 18th century. The barn was constructed by William Docwra, a member of the prominent Kelvedon Quaker family who had significant farming and milling interests in Kelvedon throughout the 19th century.