STOWES AND MILDMAY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1122728

Date first listed: 21-Dec-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 17-May-1985

Statutory Address: MILDMAY, CHURCH HILL

Statutory Address: STOWES, CHURCH HILL

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Location

Statutory Address: MILDMAY, CHURCH HILL

Statutory Address: STOWES, CHURCH HILL

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

County: Essex

District: Braintree (District Authority)

Parish: Finchingfield

National Grid Reference: TL6853032796

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History

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Details

TL 6832 7/23 21.12.67

FINCHINGFIELD CHURCH HILL (south side) Stowes and Mildmay, (formerly listed as 'Mildmay'and'The Museum under The Green)

GV II

House. Late medieval, much altered in C17 and C18. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Main range of 3 bays facing N, with late C16 axial stack in middle bay. 2-bay crosswing at right end, and C18 one-bay extension beyond, with external stack at rear. Parallel range to rear of main range and crosswing, C17/C18. 2 storeys, and cellar below right bay only. Ground floor, one C20 splayed bay and 3 C20 casements. First floor, 5 early C19 sashes of 16 lights, including one blanked off and painted. One 4-panel door with upper panels glazed in fluted doorcase with shallow hood, one 4-panel door in moulded doorcase with shallow hood. Left end of roof hipped, right end half- hipped. Grouped diagonal shafts, rebuilt at top. An entrance hall has been cut through the main stack in the C19, the flues on each side arching together above. Stowes comprises the left end of the house, Mildmay the right end. In Stowes interior plaster conceals most of the frame, but there is evidence that this was the service end of the medieval house. Some of the frame has been stripped in Mildmay, revealing an unglazed window with one diamond mullion in the right wall of the crosswing, now enclosed by the C18 extension. The hall has an inserted floor with a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops. The floor of the right crosswing has been raised approx. 0.5 metres, and the walls of this and the hall have been raised in the C17/C18 to form a continuous range and continuous roof, revealing no indication externally of the original plan. RCHM 18.

Listing NGR: TL6853032796

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 115166

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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