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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: 1120783



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

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Great Canfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Oct-1983

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 352672

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Manor house, late C16 and early C17, extended in C19 and C20. Timber-framed and plastered (the C19 and C20 parts brick and plastered), roof tiled. The earliest part is of L-plan, a C16 crosswing aligned NE-SW and an early C17 wing aligned NW-SE, each with an axial chimney. In the C19 a block was added in the angle, and the roofs integrated and hipped all round. In the C20 the NW-SE wing was extended to the SE and a further block built in the angle. Two storeys. SW elevation: on the ground floor one bay window with C20 casements, C20 gabled porch, and late C19 sash window. On the first floor, one early C19 sash window and 2 late C19 sash windows. NW (garden) elevation, 2 early C19 sash windows and trellised porch, 3 early C19 sash windows above. No framing exposed internally. Roof of NE-SW crosswing originally of crownpost construction, altered to clasped purlin. Roof of NW-SE wing of clasped purlin construction. This is the third manor house established in Great Canfield, built on a new site by Thomas Wiseman I or II, between 1579 and 1602, possibly part of a larger house of E-plan. (The Hearth Tax return of 1662 records 16 hearths). (Eland, p. 143-4, Morant, II, 462).

Listing NGR: TL5934317940

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Morant, P, The History and Antiquities of the County of Essex, (1768), 462

National Grid Reference: TL 59343 17940


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