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Historic Monuments

Braintree District has approximately 2700 sites of archaeological interest

Braintree District has approximately 2700 sites of archaeological interest that are recorded on the Essex County Council’s Essex Heritage Conservation Record (EHCR), of which 42 sites are scheduled as Ancient Monuments (January 2002) under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The sites range from Palaeolithic flint axes through a variety of prehistoric, Roman, Saxon and medieval settlements to post medieval and modern industrial sites and World War 2 and Cold War structures.

Scheduled Ancient Monuments

Scheduled Monuments are some of the most important features in the District and are selected by the Secretary of State. They are nationally important archaeological features which can be buildings, earthworks and isolated structures.

Scheduled Monument Consent is needed before work of any type is carried out on a site. Consent may be given by the Department of Culture Media and Sport with advice from English Heritage.

You can download application forms from English Heritage - Scheduled Monuments

There is also more information on the DCMS - Scheduled Monuments website

List of Scheduled Ancient Monuments in Braintree District

  • Alphamstone 24872 Roman villa south of Alphamstone church TL 8788 3539
  • Ashen 20768 Ashen House moat and fishpond, 500m north of St. Augustine’s Church TL 7481 4280
  • Ashen 32416 Long mortuary enclosure and barrows 460m northwest of Mill Farm TL 7582 4440, TL 7583 4445, TL 7594 4438
  • Birdbrook 20739 Whitley House moated site TL 7221 4147
  • Black Notley 20769 Moated site and two fishponds at Black Notley churchyard, 20m east of St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Church TL 7621 2070
  • Braintree 87 Bocking windmill TL 763 259
  • Braintree 32423 Dovecote at the Old Deanery 380m south of Bocking Hall, Braintree TL 7561 2537
  • Bures Hamlet 20677 Circular cropmark at Ferriers Farm, 190m southwest of Hill Farm TL 8961 3441
  • Castle Hedingham 3 Hedingham Castle TL 787 359
  • Coggeshall 29426 Coggeshall Abbey TL 8547 2226, TL 8556 2233
  • Colne Engaine 190 Monument in Colne Park TL 871 305
  • Cressing 211 Cressing Temple TL 799 187
  • Cressing 20744 Henge 300m ENE of Newbarns Farm TL 7873 1998
  • Earls Colne 20642 Earls Colne Priory TL 8646 2893
  • Feering 24866 Anglo-Saxon cemetery 150m east of Easterford Mill TL 8691 1906
  • Feering 32415 Long mortuary enclosure and round barrow 160m south west of Frame Farm TL 8674 2056
  • Finchingfield 20723 Jekyll’s Farm moated site and fishpond TL 6910 3570
  • Finchingfield 20743 Brockhold Farm moated site TL 6938 3643
  • Finchingfield 20754 Great Winsey moated site and fishpond, 1.4km south west of Finchingfield Church TL 6730 3229
  • Finchingfield 20755 Cornish Hall moated site and fishpond, 750m south of Cornish Hall End Church TL 6841 3569
  • Gestingthorpe 24870 Roman villa 480m south (Wickham St. Paul) east of Hill Farm TL 8287 3866
  • Gosfield 183 Well house and donkey wheel at Gosfield Hall TL 774 297
  • Greenstead Green 20732 Clavering’s Farm and Halstead Rural moated site TL 8209 2677
  • Greenstead Green 20733 Stanstead Hall and Halstead Rural moated site TL 8271 2889
  • Hatfield Peverel 165 Hatfield Priory TL 796 109
  • Helions Bumpstead 20742 Helions moated site TL 6456 4124
  • Pebmarsh 20731 Stanley Hall moated site TL 8365 3272
  • Ridgewell 20765 Moat Farm, situated 750m south west of St. Lawrence’s Church TL 7347 4059
  • Ridgewell 20766 Essex Hall moated site, 700m ESE of Three Chimneys Farm TL 7236 3997
  • Ridgewell 20767 West End House moated site, 640m west of St. Lawrence’s Church TL 7336 4082
  • Rivenhall 20757 Rivenhall long mortuary enclosure TL 8470 1668
  • Rivenhall 24867 Roman villa, Anglo-Saxon hall, cemetery and church site, around and to the north and east of St. Mary and All Saints Church TL 8295 1777
  • Sible Hedingham 20730 Moated site south of Rectory Road, 170m east of St. Peter’s Church TL 7780 3435
  • Steeple Bumpstead 20740 Latchley’s farm moated site and fishponds TL 6715 3959
  • Steeple Bumpstead 32419 Dovecote at Blois Farm TL 6852 4156
  • Sturmer 20738 Bowl barrow 500m north-west of Sturmer Hall TL 6883 4428
  • Sturmer 20761 Sturmer Hall moated site and mill complex TL 6896 4376, TL 6898 4387
  • Terling 20756 Great Loyes moated site and fishpond TL 7742 1589
  • Wickham St. Paul 24870 Roman villa 480m south east of Hill Farm TL 8287 3866
  • Witham 20770 Blunts Hall ringwork TL 8076 1434