Rochetts Farmhouse

19 Aug 2002
Rochetts Farmhouse, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5QU
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TQ59SE WEALD ROAD, South Weald 723-1/8/296 (South side) 20/02/76 Rochetts Farmhouse


House. C16, C17, C18, C20. Timber-framing and brick, peg-tiled roof. Double cranked plan of principal range with rear cross-wing projection at W end and forward projection with further addition at E. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, central C19 stack. Front N elevation, brick, colourwashed, 3 window range, ground floor, 2 outer windows, segment heads, with C20 3-light casements with glazing bars, each 3x3 panes, central door in doorcase with flush panelled, bead decorated reveals, door similar with 6 panels. Slmple lean-to tiled porch on brackets. 2 brick buttresses on the ground floor as a result of war damage. First floor, central 2-light casement with glazing bars, 2x4 panes. To W similar casement with segment head and C19 shaped barge boards over cross-wing gable above. To E similar window with flat head under facade gable, shaped barge boards as cross-wing. E projecting wing, brick, peg-tiled hipped roof, single C20 2-light casement window with segment head, glazing bars, 2x4 panes. Rear S elevation, principal block, brick colourwashed, 3 window range ground floor to W in angle with cross-wing doorway with segment head door, lower boarded panel, upper glazing with glazing bars, 3x3 panes, to E, 2 windows, both with segment heads and 3-light casement with glazing bars, 3x4 panes. First floor, 3 similar windows, like those below, 3x2 panes with flat heads. Roof hipped at E end with C18 stack, rebuilt in C20, showing on end wall. 2 lean-tos with hipped roofs (flat tiles) and C20 door with lower boarded panel and 2 upper glazed panels. To W projecting brick cross-wing with upper and lower 3-light casement window with glazing bars - upper 3x2 panes, lower with segment head, 3x3 panes. Stack showing on W end wall, with C19 and C20 brickwork. W end elevation, plain cross-wing with stack. To E, C19 brick wing, rebuilt in C20 as a result of war damage, projects to N. Ground floor door under simple lean-to hood. 2 flush lower panels, upper glazing with glazing bars, 3x3 panes, plain fixed window alongside. First floor, 3-light casement window with glazing bars, 3x3 panes and above, C19 facade gable as on front elevation with shaped barge boards, roof hipped at N end. E elevation, E cross-wing with stack, two C20 ground-floor additions with hipped roofs at stack base. To N, C20 garage with peg-tiled lean-to roof to C19 block. INTERIOR: considerably rebuilt but timber-framed units evident. W cross-wing of 2 bays with jowled posts and original central partition seen on first floor with step-stopped chamfers and tension bracing, roof of wind braced side purlin form. Central block - ground floor passage and opposing doors imply the site of the cross-passage behind present front door.

Upper floor raised to 2 storeys in timber phase, probably C17.

Central stack probably provided at same time (now much altered). E cross-wing of 2 bays, wall plates with edge-halved and bridled scarf joints, simple undecorated central crown-post with thin 2-way bracing. Although of differing construction, the E and W cross-wings could be close in date - mid-C16, the east being the earlier. There was, no doubt, a ground-floor central hall, only the plan remains though, in the later structure. Rochetts and the barn (qv) form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ5590494342


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