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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1115636



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Finchingfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Dec-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 115163

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7/20 Town House 21.12.67


House. Late medieval and C17. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay crosswing of a medieval hall house, of which the remainder has been demolished, and C17 3-bay range to right with central stack, forming a lobby-entrance to SE. Single-storey lean-to extension with slate roof to rear of right end, C19. Crosswing of 2 storeys, main range of 2 storeys and attics. 4-window range of C20 casements. C20 door. The crosswing has some exposed studding, jowled posts, a cambered central tiebeam with arched braces to it for a crownpost roof, but roof rebuilt in clasped purlin form in C16/C17. It has an underbuilt jetty, but the structure is concealed, and an C18 cellar. The main range has 2 large wood-burning hearths, the left one with an original side cupboard with door on butterfly hinges, and chamfered transverse and axial beams with lamb's tongue stops. The joists, where visible, are of vertical section and plain. Clasped purlin roof. RCHM 15.

Listing NGR: TL6859132842

Selected Sources

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex North West, (1916)

National Grid Reference: TL 68591 32842


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