Monument record MCC7425 - Malting Farm

Summary

"Site of unknown building, unknown age and other features in the adjacent area".

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 990 171 (134m by 151m) (FCE)
Map sheet TL91NE
Civil Parish PELDON, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

"Site of unknown building, unknown age and other features in the adjacent area". The site is reported as having a hard base below soil level where crops are poor. Brick and tile (mainly unidentified medieval barn tile) are found along adjacent hedges and there is evidence of blackish soil along the road edge, indicating possible occupation. <1> Information from Mr Will Nicholas (who formerly lived at Malting Farm) that at the junction of what is now the reservoir road and the Abberton Road, the reservoir road being the old road to Abberton, there were foundations of at least one building. The 6" OS map of 1875 gives no indication of any building on the site at this time, neither does the C and A map of 1777; any building had therefore gone by the 1750's. The area north-east of the corner on the north side of the road shows a distinct black colouration which may have arisen from the presence of straw stacks or corn stacks awaiting threshing during winter or could represent an old cottage site long since gone. "It is interesting to note that the old field boundaries appear to have been laid out as parts of concentric circles which may well tend to confirm old cottage sites". <2> <3> <4>

Site Assessment = Farm land, no particular threat at present as the site lies outside the village limits. <1>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: Doorne, AA. 1983. SMR.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: Doorne, AA. 1983. Malting Farm, Peldon.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1872-1890. 1st Edition OS 6 inch map. 1875.
  • <4> Map: Chapman, J and Andre, P. 1777. Chapman and Andre (C&A). Paper. sheet XIV.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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