This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TQ69SW CHILDERDITCH STREET, Childerditch 723-1/9/553 The Fruit Farm 24/05/93 (Formerly Listed as: CHILDERDITCH STREET The Fruit Farm)
House. Late medieval and C17. Timber-framed, part weatherboard, part render and part brick. Low pitched gabled slate roof with substantial central ridge line stack. 2 single-storey lean-to extensions on rear where main eaves line varies in height. Shallow projecting stair tower on rear. Of 2 storeys but ground slopes away to rear. Patterned pargeted panels on upper part of rear elevation. INTERIOR: N part of house has remains of late medieval, former jettied cross-wing with cambered tie-beam. This was enclosed in early-mid-C17 to form regular box frame 2-storey dwelling. The rear of this has projecting lean-to roofed stair tower, the winder stair and central newel post of which survives. Contemporary central stack with salt cupboard recess. Framing generally of good quality but some elm. C19 replacement roof with remnants of C17 rafters still in situ. Floor over former cross-wing suggests this was a former 3-storey.
Listing NGR: TQ6154690010
© Mr John Pridham. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Pridham, John
Rights Holder: Pridham, John
Brick, Render, Slate, Timber, Weatherboard, Medieval Cross Wing House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Elizabethan Hall House, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Jettied House, Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House, Box Frame House