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CAT Report 1078: summary

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Historic building recording and archaeological monitoring at Stamfords Farm, Braintree Green, Braintree, Essex: April 2015 - March 2017
by Mark Baister

Date report completed: March 2017
Location: Stamfords Farm, Braintree Green, Braintree, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 73457 21963
File size: kb
Project type: Historic Building Recording and monitoring
Significance of the results:

Summary. Prior to the conversion of a Grade II listed barn for residential use, a building recording was carried out. Despite substantial damage to the structure, the investigation found multiple instances of reused timber within the barn and evidence of medieval carpentry techniques. It was concluded that the barn was probably raised in the 15th or 16th century, not the 17th as was originally thought.

The monitoring of the groundworks uncovered the foundations of a modern garden wall. No evidence of buildings known to have stood on the street frontage was observed.