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CAT Report 1060: summary

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Historic building recording at Waples Mill, Ongar Road, Margaret Roding, Essex, CM6 1QS: July 2016
by Mark Baister

Date report completed: January 2017
Location: Waples Mill, Ongar Road, Margaret Roding, Essex, CM6 1QS
Map reference(s): TL 59303 10484
File size: kb
Project type: Historic Building Recording
Significance of the results:

Summary. A programme of historic building recording was carried out by Colchester Archaeological Trust at a barn and associated buildings at Waples Mill, Ongar Road, Margaret Roding, Essex in July 2016. Waples Mill is a historical farmstead that dates from the 15th century both mills and other ancillary structures are now demolished, with only the barn and three buildings detailed in this report surviving. Of the latter three buildings, one is late 18th/early 19th century in date, and one is from the mid-to-late 19th century. The last building has been totally demolished and replaced very recently with a modern structure.

The barn has been the subject of a large amount alteration and restoration since permission was granted to convert it into a restaurant in 1981, making recording and interpretation difficult. The barn is a threshing barn. Cartographic and structural evidence suggests the barn was built in the late 18th century.