Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan

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The Historic Environment

On the face of it, Tiptree may not appear to be the most attractive, old or quaint village in the UK but those who get to explore its lanes and byways or who are willing to delve into Tiptree's history will find evidence of a rich and varied heritage. From prehistoric hunters, though Celts, Romans, Saxons to more recent history – all have left their mark on the landscape. There are tales of smugglers, militia, tinkers, gypsies, farmers, fruit growers and jam makers. Today signs of that history may be hard to find but there are still a few reminders of our past. The mysteriously named Pennsylvania Lane together with Grove Road and Park Lane are leafy lanes reminiscent of times gone by. As one wanders around the sixties housing estates one may be surprised to find an isolated cottage or terraced row. Among the scattered older buildings around Tiptree there are 23 Grade II listed buildings in the parish. And few would dispute the pivotal role Wilkin's Jam Factory has played in the development of the village. The factory and its associated buildings, the workers cottages, the residences of the managers and owners and the factory fields are a living reminder of our heritage.

74% of over 1000 respondents to the community questionnaire considered that Tiptree's historic identity is important to the village today. Of the 451 people who commented on the question, 16% said that history gives a sense of belonging, a sense of community and a sense of identity; the very things that encourages people to want to live or work in Tiptree. 34% mentioned the importance of the Jam Factory and 11% mentioned that the name of Tiptree is known all over the world. 7% said the old buildings contribute to the village character.

Clearly the heritage of Tiptree is important to the life and soul of the community and it is therefore important that the historic environment is protected. Aside from listed buildings, there are a number of other heritage assets within the village which require protection. These include Tiptree Heath, the nine designated Local Wildlife Sites within the parish, the undeveloped section of Grove Road, Pennsylvania Lane (Restricted Byway) and Park Lane (Bridleway). These heritage assets and their settings require protection.

(1) POLICY TIP17: HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT

Any listed building or heritage asset and their setting within the Neighbourhood Plan Area should be maintained or where possible enhanced to protect from any future development.

The quaintly named 'Pan in the Wood' was built around 1700. Its roof is entirely original as are six doors with original ironmongery.

The Listed Buildings in the Parish of Tiptree

The Table below lists the 23 Grade II listed buildings within the Parish of Tiptree

No

Name

Grade

Location

Earliest

Age

Date Listed

UID

1

43 Station Road

II

Station Road

Early C19

27.01.1982

1224972

2

Barn to North of

Elm Farmhouse

II

Messing Road

Late C17

27.01.1982

1224969

3

Barn to West of

Holly Tree Farm

II

Maldon Road

C17

27.01.1982

1266569

4

Brook Hall

II

Factory Hill

Late C18

27.01.1982

1224939

5

Tiptree Chapel

II

Chapel Road

1864

27.01.1982

1224937

6

St. Luke's Church

II

Church Road

1856

11.09.2003

1391209

7

Elm Farmhouse

II

Messing Road

Late C16

27.01.1982

1266593

8

Hollytree

Farmhouse

II

Maldon Road

C18

27.01.1982

1224943

9

Trewlands House &

adjacent wall

II

Factory Hill

Early C19, C18 wall

27.01.1982

1224938

10

Manor House

Farmhouse

II

204 Maldon Road

Early C19

27.01.1982

1266592

11

Maypole Public

House

II

Maypole Road

Late C17

27.01.1982

1224968

12

Milldene

II

Ransom Road

Early C19

27.01.1982

1266571

13

Myrtle Cottage

II

30 Maldon Road

Late C17

27.01.1982

1224941

14

Oak Cottage

II

38 Maldon Road

Late C17

27.01.1982

1224942

15

Pan in the Wood

II

Rookery Lane

c1700

27.01.1982

1224971

16

Stable to North of

Elm Farmhouse

II

Messing Road

C17

27.01.1982

1266570

17

The Anchor Public

House

II

Station Road

Early C18

27.01.1982

1266572

18

Theobalds

Farmhouse

II

c1600

27.01.1982

1224936

19

Tiptree Cottage

II

Maypole Road

C18

27.01.1982

1224944

20

Tiptree Hall

II

Hall Lane

1843

27.01.1982

1224973

21

Tiptree Villa

II

New Road

Late C18

27.01.1982

1224970

22

Windmill

II

Church Road

1775

23/06/52

1266589

23

York House

II

Kelvedon Road

Early C19

27.01.1982

1266591

Colchester Borough Council also maintains a 'Local List' of heritage assets which, although not suitable for designation nationally, are valued by the local community. At the present time there is only one item listed from the Parish of Tiptree and that is the Gate House in Cherry Chase. This is a former farm house, originally dating from the 18th century and with a long association with Wilkin & Sons. Nevertheless there are other heritage assets in Tiptree that are worthy of consideration including the water tower, the pumping station, Pennsylvania Lane and the remaining track bed of the Kelvedon-Tiptree-Tollesbury Light Railway. This is something for the Parish Council to consider.

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