Here in the summer months sheep were grazed on the hills and a small settlement on the top of the hill could keep watch for raiders and drive the sheep into the confines and safety of the stockade when necessary.
Up to this time most of the hills were an oak forest and just glades were used for grazing animals.
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Wander through its rooms and the farm buildings to be transported back to 19th century pastoral life.
Have a coffee at the cafe to return to your own time.
This ten-hectare grazing property was first inhabited by British settlers led by Henry Dumaresq in the 1830’s.
Today it includes an elegant, extensive, fully furnished Edwardian homestead, built between 18, and 15 farm and other buildings dating up to 1910, with their collections of early farm equipment.
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According to the National Trust "There's more to Essex than first meets the eye.
Tucked away you'll find lots of hidden gems." From Hatfield Forest, an ancient woodland with streams, lakes, mature oak, chestnut and coppiced hornbeam to Paycocke's House, a stunning Tudor merchant's house with magnificent woodcarving and elaborate paneling, to one of Europe's oldest timber-framed buildings with cathedral-like interior, the Grange Barn in Coggeshall. As well as being a SSSI site, it is also the site of the Battle of the Maldon 991, Britain’s oldest recorded battlefield site.
The property takes its name from the Dumaresq’s Estate in Jersey in the Channel Islands .
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