Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1112136

Date first listed: 30-Jan-1987



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County: Essex

District: Tendring (District Authority)

Parish: Great Oakley

National Grid Reference: TM 17463 26887


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GREAT OAKLEY STONES GREEN ROAD TM 12 NE (north side) 3/37 Houbridge Hall Farmhouse


House. C16, altered in C18 and C19. Partly timber framed, clad with painted brick and plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles, and partly of gault brick in Flemish bond, roofed with slate. 2-bay range facing SE, with axial stack at left end. 3-bay crosswing to right extending forwards, and single-storey extension beyond, roofed with red clay pantiles. Early C19 crosswing to left (possibly incorporating an earlier and smaller crosswing), with 3 internal stacks against the outside walls, irregularly arranged. Early C19 extension in rear angle, with hipped roof of tiles. 2 storeys. The left crosswing is faced with gault brick. The entrance elevation of the left crosswing has an early C19 sash of 16 lights on each floor, with cast iron lintels and handmade glass, 2 similar dummy windows of painted plaster (in front of a stack), and on the first floor a blocked central sash with semi-circular head and moulded label on scrolled brackets. 6-panel door with plain overlight and simple portico. The left return has on the ground floor 2 French windows and 2 sashes of 12 lights, and on the first floor 2 similar sashes and 2 tripartite sashes of 4-12-4 lights, all with cast iron lintels, and some crown glass. The lintels have honeysuckle and other ornament, and are on scrolled brackets, datable to the 1840s. Plain string course below the first-floor windows, and parapet with moulded cornice. Hipped roof of low pitch, of slate. The main range has jowled posts, chamfered binding beam and chamfered joists of horizontal section, all with step stops. Over the blocked large wood-burning hearth is a cogged spit mechanism, a rare feature. Between this range and the rear elevation is an early C19 window of 18 fixed lights, with handmade glass. The roof is of clasped purlin construction.

Listing NGR: TM1746326887


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Legacy System number: 120279

Legacy System: LBS

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