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CAT Report 1680: summary

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Historic building recording at Shonks Farm, Mill Street, Hastingwood, Essex, CM17 9JQ August 2019
by Mark Baister
(with contributions from N/A)

Date report completed: June 2021
Location: Shonks Farm, Mill Street, Hastingwood, Essex, CM17 9JQ
Map reference(s): TL 48846 07891 (c)
File size: 5460 kb
Project type: HBR
Significance of the results:
Keywords: Shonks Farm

Summary. A programme of historic building recording was carried out by Colchester Archaeological Trust at Shonks Farm, Mill Street, Hastingwood, Essex in August 2019. The building detailed in this report is a six-bay timber-framed threshing barn. The barn has been significantly altered since its construction, with large sections having been rebuilt and two lean-tos constructed on its northern elevation. The earliest section of the barn appears to be the western three bays, which based on the surviving datable architectural elements suggest that the barn was constructed sometime in the late 17th or early 18th century, re-using several timbers from an even earlier 15th or 16th century building, probably a house.