Spinney Farmhouse

14 Aug 2001
Spinney Farmhouse, High Laver, Epping Forest, Essex, CM5 0DZ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TL 515 090 HIGH LAVER Spinney Farmhouse 5/15 Spinney Farmhouse


Hall house, early C15, altered in C19 and C20. Timber framed, weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned approx. NW-SE, aspect SW, with contemporary 2-bay crosswing at SE end. External chimney stack on NE end of crosswing, C18, and another on SW end, C19. C20 crosswing at NW end, with 2 chimney stacks in NW wall. Single storey lean-to extension with slate roof at NW side. Single storey lean-to extension with slate roof against NE wall of hall between the crossings. Crosswings of 2 storeys, hall single storey with attics. SW elevation, ground floor, C20 door in position of original front door, 3 C20 casement windows. First floor, 2 more, of which one is in a C20 gabled dormer. Some framing exposed internally. Jowled posts.

Inserted floor in hall, late C16, consisting of transverse beam and longitudinal joists of vertical section, plain chamfered with concave-plus-bar stops, supported on clamps. Roof of hall rebuilt, re-using many smoke-blackened rafters with trenches for a crownpost roof. The SE crosswing is the sevice end, originally with a partition between 2 ground floor rooms, the partition now removed. The central post of its till side exhibits rebates for twin doors opening inwards, and mortices for 2 missing doorheads. The beam is plain chamfered with step stops. The joists are of horizontal section, originally unchamfered, but with C20 chamfers and stops copied from the (later) inserted floor of the hall. The roof is of crownpost construction, with arched braces to the central tiebeam. The central crownpost has 2 curved braces down to the tiebeam, and 2 arched braces to the collar-purlin.

Listing NGR: TL5152208996


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0170 IOE Records taken by David M Betts; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David M Betts. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Betts, David M

Rights Holder: Betts, David M


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