Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1122319

Date first listed: 21-Jun-1962

Date of most recent amendment: 16-May-1984

Statutory Address: WADES FARM, 1,2 AND 4, CHAPEL ROAD


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Statutory Address: WADES FARM, 1,2 AND 4, CHAPEL ROAD

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

County: Essex

District: Braintree (District Authority)

Parish: Ridgewell

National Grid Reference: TL 73738 41009


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TL 7240-7540 RIDGEWELL CHAPEL ROAD 6/16 Nos. 1, 2 and 4 Wades Farm 24/6/62 (formerly listed as Nos 2 to 6 consec.) GV II Hall house, early C15 and C16, altered in C19 and C20, now divided into 3 cottages. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned approx. NW-SE, aspect SW, with one-bay integral storeyed service end to SE. Late C16 chimney stack inserted in SE bay of hall, and inserted floor in both bays. Late C16 parlour/solar crosswing to NW, jettied to SW, and external chimney stack on NW wall, rebuilt c.1980. Extension to SE approx. 1 metre long, C18/19, with internal chimney stack. Rear extensions, C19/20. Hall range of one storey with attics, crosswing of 2 storeys. No. 4 (the crosswing), C20 boarded door, C18 4-light window (restored), ovolo-moulded bressumer, on first floor 3 reproduction leaded windows, on attic floor one C18 window of one wrought iron casement and 2 fixed lights, with rectangular leading. No. 2 (middle section), C20 door, one C20 sash window, and one more in swept dormer. No. 1 (SE end), C20 boarded door, 2 C20 sash windows, on first floor one C19 horizontally sliding sash window of 18 lights and one C20 casement window. The interior has jowled posts and heavy studding in hall block and crosswing. The hall retains an original rear doorway with 3-centred arched head, and an unglazed window with 2 diamond mullions. The central tiebeam is steeply cambered with deep arched braces. The roof is of crownpost construction, the central crownpost of cross-quadrate section with 4 arched braces of which 3 remain, all heavily smoke-blackened. The crosswing has straight tension bracing trenched inside the studs. All posts and beams are plain-chamfered with lamb's tongue stops. In the NW wall there are 2 blocked original windows with ovolo-moulded mullions. RCHM 11.

Listing NGR: TL7373841009


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