This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TQ59SE WEALD ROAD, South Weald 723-1/8/297 (South side) Barn 10m west of Rochetts Farmhouse
Barn. Early C16, C17. Timber-framed, weatherboarded, peg-tiled roof. Front, N, elevation, 3 rectangular units, in line. (1) E end, with half hipped gable and gablet, low side walls, inserted doorway to road, with lean-to roof, also blocked casement window. E end, two 2-light fixed windows above central doorway. (2) Central unit, simple roof and central doorway. (3) W end unit, lean-to to unit (2), roof corrugated asbestos, C20 boarded door. Units (2) and (3) have some cement block rebuilding of lower walling. Rear, S elevation has corn drying apparatus projecting through unit (2), Unit (1) has 2 doors and unit (3) has a smaller, earlier, timber and weatherboarded lean-to below C20 roof. INTERIOR: unit (1). 2 bays, early C16, aisled closed central truss, jowled posts tension braced down to a binding joist in line with aisle ties. Truss was partitioned and always carried a floor on W side. Raking queen struts to side purlins (possibly an alteration). Wall frame with both internal arched and tension bracing. This aisled unit appears not to have continued westwards where it is now butted to - Unit (2). 3 bays, C17, central midstrey with remains of waggon porch to S Principal trusses have refined curved braces to the tie-beams, roof with joggled butt side purlins with butted rafters, bird-mouthed collars to purlins (inserted), walls with primary bracing and 2 face halved and bladed scarf joints. The E end was probably a subsidiary farm building with an upper living floor when first built. The stable at Navestock Hall (qv) appears to be a similar, but larger, example. Included as a type of small farm building that will rapidly be lost by conversion to a barn and then decay and be unrecognisable. The barn forms a group with Rochetts Farmhouse (qv).
Listing NGR: TQ5586894332
© Mr David Batterbury. Source: Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Batterbury, David
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Tile, Timber, Weatherboard, Medieval Aisled Barn, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Aisled Building, Agriculture And Subsistence, Barn, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Timber Framed Barn, Timber Framed Building, Lodgings, Domestic, Residential Building
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