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CAT Report 1679: summary

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Historic building recording at Spaynes Hall, Cherry Lane, Great Yeldham, Essex, CO5 4HH: June 2021
by Sarah Veasey

Date report completed: 09/07/2021
Location: Spaynes Hall, Cherry Lane, Great Yeldham, Essex, CO5 4HH
Map reference(s): TL 67288 37149 (c)
File size: 12325 kb
Project type: Historic Building Recording
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Spaynes Hall Great Yeldham

Summary. A programme of historic building recording was carried out by Colchester Archaeological Trust at Spaynes Hall, Cherry Lane, Great Yeldham in June 2021. Two buildings were recorded on the site, a timber-framed threshing barn and a timber and brick coach house. The Spaynes Hall estate has origins in the 16th century, but expanded in to a large farmstead in the late 18th-early 19th century.

Cartographic evidence shows that both the threshing barn and the coach house were constructed somewhere between 1777 and 1842. A considerable amount of re-used timbers were observed, particularly in the threshing barn, which could have originated from earlier buildings on the site. Several carpenter’s marks and Baltic timber marks were also present in both buildings.