Brook Farmhouse

8 Aug 2004
Brook Farmhouse, Braintree Road, Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7 4BX
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


1/125 Brook Farmhouse 21.12.67 GV II

House. C.1300, altered in C16 and C18. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3-bay hall aligned NW-SE, with late C16 one-bay extension at SE end. Mid-C16 3-bay crosswing at NW end, forming an L-plan, extensively re-styled in C18, with internal stack at NE end and external stack at SW end, C18. Hall range of one storey with attics, crosswing of 2 storeys with attics. NW elevation, 5-window range of C18 sashes of 12 lights with some crown glass. 3 C18/C19 horizontally sliding sashes of 8 lights in gabled dormers. Central 6-panel door with shallow hood on profiled brackets. SW elevation, 6 C20 casements, and 3 more in gabled dormers. The hall has a cambered main tiebeam with vertical and horizontal spandrel struts and crownpost with 4-way bracing of wide section, steeply angled. The crownpost has a heavily moulded base and capital, consisting of a series of angle fillets, with a complete absence of rolls, heavily smoke-blackened. NE side of hall well restored in early C20. The crosswing formerly had a central stack, removed in the C18.

Listing NGR: TL7139630956


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1192 IOE Records taken by Judith Kodz; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs Judith Kodz. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Kodz, Judith

Rights Holder: Kodz, Judith


Clay, Plaster, Tile, Timber, Medieval Hall House, Monument (By Form), House, Domestic, Dwelling, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building, Well, Water Supply And Drainage, Water Storage Site