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The Fox Inn

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.

Name: The Fox Inn

List entry Number: 1122699


The Fox Inn, The Green, Finchingfield, Braintree, CM7 4JX

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: 17-May-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 115189

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 30/04/2018

TL 6832 7/46

FINCHINGFIELD THE GREEN (north side) The Fox Inn

(Formerly listed as The Fox Public House previously listed as The Fox Inn)


GV II House, now a public house. Circa 1500, altered in C17 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Hall house with two crosswings facing south, with axial stack in right bay of hall, external stack on left return wall. C19 rear wing at left end of red brick and flint with slate roof, one storey with attics. C20 single-storey flat roofed extension behind hall. Single-storey extension behind right crosswing.

Two storeys. Two-window range of Gothic Revival casements with moulded labels, C20 splayed bay window and C20 casement above. Two C20 doors. Grouped diagonal shafts behind ridge. Both crosswings were originally jettied, now both underbuilt, and the front wall of the hall rebuilt on the same line. Rear wall raised approximately 1.5 metres in C17/C18 and roof rebuilt as a continuous range. The hearths have been rebuilt at ground floor level. In the left crosswing one original bracket to the jetty is exposed, with curved tension bracing trenched inside close studding. The right crosswing has a chamfered binding beam with step stops, jowled posts, cambered tiebeam with arched braces to it, and crownpost roof with axial braces incorporated in the later main roof. RCHM 24.

Listing NGR: TL6842932839

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: TL6842932839


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