Stisted Heritage Survey

Local Heritage Lists (aka the Local List) are one way in which local heritage – buildings, monuments, sites, places, areas, historic parks and gardens or other designed landscapes – can be formally identified, as part of the wider range of designation, so that their significance can be taken into account in planning applications affecting the building or site or its setting. These are often called non-designated heritage assets, as they are not designated a listed status i.e. a Grade I or Grade II listing.

At present there are no non-designated heritage assets in Stisted that appear on Braintree District Council’s Local List. 

The Neighbourhood Plan would like your input as to which local assets you think should be considered for possible inclusion in Braintree District Council’s Local List. These can be anything within Stisted Parish that you think worthy of protection. 

The Neighbourhood Plan can then form a Neighbourhood Plan policy focusing on local heritage assets and identify certain assets as being worthy of protection as non-designated heritage assets due to the important contribution that they make to the distinctive local character of the parish.

In parallel with the Neighbourhood Plan policy, we would also ask the Parish Council to propose that these assets are considered by Braintree District Council for inclusion in the Local List.

Below is the published list of locations already recognized with Grade 2 listed status, but there are many other buildings or places that can be identified to be just as important to our community. 

If you’d prefer to skip straight to making your suggestions please click here. If you have any issues or would prefer to get your suggestions to us in another way you can also contact us on 07918 777459 or .

Otherwise, here are some examples of assets found in the Parish that you may want to consider for inclusion in the Local List. If in doubt, please just make your suggestions anyway: 

  • Particular landscapes that have been designed, such as the Golf Course that replace the earlier Stisted Hall Estate with its wonderful views across the Blackwater.         
  • Local styles and characteristics, such as the Flint walls or the OSO (Onley Savill Onley) designation that can be seen on so many buildings in and out of the village.
  • Places can evoke memories and have a local identity such as China Bridge, a favourite meeting place for youngsters, or the Village Hall recalling events held there,  or the allotments where there is plenty of local chat, and sharing of horticultural wisdom! The playground too, so important in the lives of those growing up in Stisted. 
  • Some places are known about from historical documents or in fictional stories, poems, paintings and photographs.
  • Buildings can be fascinating simply because they are old, such as farm buildings and rural cottages. They all have a story to tell.
  • Then there are landmarks, such as the four sets of White Gates, so memorable to both villagers and visitors.
  • Some things are rare, and unique to Stisted, such as the village water taps, and old underground reservoirs.
  • Collections or groups of things can form a local feature, such as the famous twisted chimneys.
  • Some locations have historical associations linked to a well-known person or event.
  • Places of archeological or geological interest with evidence of past human activity, where implements or fossils have been found such as the recent Bronze Age finds on Rectory Rd.

If you’re ready to make your suggestions please click here.

Here are some examples of buildings that are NOT Grade 2 Listed :

Waterlea Cottage, Rectory Road – A historic cottage at the northern extent of the village, the building is dated 1692.

Stisted Village Hall – A small brick building providing well- used facilities for the village and               community groups

60 The Street – A small historic cottage featuring an attractive mansard roof and dormer windows, opposite the village green.

59 The Street – A small house characteristic of the architectural patronage of the Savill-Onley family. 

Stisted C of E Primary Academy – A key public building in the village, featuring the half-timbering and prominent roof-scape characteristic of the wider architectural heritage of Stisted.

58 The Street – Double-bay house featuring half-timbering with name plates with initials O.S.O and J.S.O.

55-57 The Street – A large 2.5 storey half-timbered structure within the Street. 

The Onley Public House – Although the building has undergone significant alteration over time, it remains a large non- residential use at the centre of the village. 

Former Post Office and Tea Rooms, The Street – The house occupies a prominent corner overlooking the Chicken Meadow. The building used to be a Post Office and, more recently, Tea Rooms. 

Columbia House – The home and studio of Diana and Michael Rothenstein RA, and is contemporary design using the vernacular or agricultural buildings to great effect.

Churchyard ancillary building – A small flint building to the side of the churchyard contributes to the wider pattern of flint as an architectural pattern within the village.

Former Congregational Chapel – This square building along Back Lane features a descriptive stone signifying its former use as a chapel. It is now a house.

The Red House, Back Lane – A historic house featuring an ornamental chimney stack and decorative barge-boards, in line with the wider architectural pattern of buildings commissioned by the Savill-Onley family.

Brickwall Farm – Recent development in Stisted, the terrace of buildings along the Street build on and contribute to the formal language of Stisted’s historic fabric. 

Hall Farm – situated between the main village and the Church, this imposing building features in many photographs and postcards of the village.

If you’re ready to make your suggestions please click here.

Stisted Grade 2 Listed Buildings

1. 109, Water Lane

2. 16, the Street

3. 18 and 19, the Street

4. 22, the Street

5. 23 and 24, the Street

6. 25-28, the Street

7. 32 and 33, the Street

8. 41-46, the Street

9. 53 and 54, the Street

10. 66, Rectory Road

11. Baines Farm Cottages

12. Barn 30 Meters South West of Woolmergreen Farmhouse

13. Barn 35 Meters South West of Gower’s Farmhouse

14. Barn Approximately 10 Metres to North of Jenkin’s Farm

15. Barn Approximately 5 Metres to North East of Jenkin’s Farm

16. Barn of Kentishes Farm, 50 Metres East of Kentishes Farmhouse

17. Baytree Farmhouse

18. Boultwood’s Farmhouse

19. Brookes Farmhouse

20. Brookslyn and Brooks View

21. Cart Lodge/Granary at Jenkins Farm

22. Church Farmhouse

23. Clematis Cottage

24. Flints

25. Gatepost and Wicket Gate at South West Entrance to Stisted Hall Park

26. Glebe House

27. Granary 25 Metres North of Brookes Farmhouse

28. Hunter’s Roost

29. Icehouse 10 Meters North West of Gardener’s Cottage, Stisted Hall Park

30. Jenkin’s Farmhouse

31. K6 Telephone Kiosk

32. Kentishes Farmhouse

33. Maltings 60 Metres South of Gower’s Farmhouse

34. Moat Farmhouse

35. Mott Cottage

36. No 20, and Attached Railings and Gate

37. North Lodge and Attached Gateway, Gates and Railings on Dwarf Walls

38. Old Tan

39. Overflow Sluice 160 Metres North West of Stisted Mill

40. Pair of Gateposts 3.84 and 8.08 Metres Respectively South East of No 6, Covenbrook Cottages

41. Pair of Gateposts 35 Metres West South West of Stable Range of Stisted Hall

42. Parish Church of All Saints

43. Peverel Cottage

44. Pickstone’s Cottages

45. Pump Against North East Wall of Bakehouse One Metre North East of No 54

46. Quest Cottage

47. Rayne Hatch Cottage

48. Rayne Hatch Farmhouse

49. Rosemary Cottage

50. Rufus Leo

51. Seven Winds

52. Stable Range of Stisted Hall, and Walls Enclosing Yard to South

53. Stisted Hall

54. Stisted Mill

55. Tan Cottage

56. The Dolphin Public House

57. The Gables

58. The Montefiore Institute

59. Wall of Pond in Middle of Walled in Garden 120 Metres East of Stisted House

60. Wall of Walled in Garden 120 Metres East of Stisted Hall

So, now it’s over to you. Let us know of any locations, not mentioned above, in and around Stisted, but within the Parish, that mean something special, and are important to you. List as many as you wish, just name the place and perhaps a few words as to why it should be preserved.

Please click here to send us your suggestions.