Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1123184

Date first listed: 10-Apr-1987



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County: Essex

District: Braintree (District Authority)

Parish: White Colne

National Grid Reference: TL 87114 31933


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3/197 Baggarett's Farmhouse


House. C15 and C16, altered in C20. Timber framed, partly plastered with exposed framing, mainly clad with red brick in Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 2-bay hall facing E, with mid-C16 stack in right bay against rear wall. 2-bay original parlour/solar crosswing to left, extended forwards by 2 bays in early C16, with internal stack between. C20 crosswing to right, extending forwards to complete a half-H plan, with central stack. C20 single-storey extensions to right of it. 2 storeys. All windows are C20 casements. C20 door. The gables at front and back are plastered. The exposed framing at the front of the hall retains the sill and transom of a large unglazed window in the left bay, now reduced by inserted studding and inserted moulded mullions to a small first-floor window. The C20 doors at front and back are in the original apertures. The butt of the central transverse beam of the mid-C16 inserted floor is visible externally. Original sprockets below eaves. Jowled posts, close studding. The inserted floor is entirely moulded with multiple rolls and cavettos - the transverse beam, the longitudinal bridging beams, the joists of horizontal section, and the pegged clamps which support their outer ends. The mantel beam of the wide wood-burning hearth is similarly moulded; some of the brickwork has been repaired with early bricks. A doorway between the bays of the hall, with double-ogee moulded jambs and hollow-chamfered 4-centred arch, is a C20 insertion, re-sited from this or another medieval building. The middle and right trusses of the hall have cambered tiebeams, chamfered with step stops, each retaining one of 2 deep arched braces; the right tiebeam is unchamfered on the right side, indicating that the structure of the present hall was originally butted against an earlier building - now replaced by the C20 crosswing. Crownpost roof, all rafters and collars original, octagonal crownpost with step stops and axial bracing, rafter holes, all heavily smoked-blackened. The front wallplate is rebated for hinged shutters. The original left crosswing has a moulded binding beam and moulded joists of horizontal section, all with broach stops. The braces to the central tiebeam are C20 insertions; there is no access to the roof. The 2-bay forward extension has a chamfered binding beam, plain joists of horizontal section, and a crownpost roof with thin axial bracing. The right crosswing incorporates much re-used hardwood. This house is of exceptional quality throughout, almost certainly a manor house. A major renovation in the 1930s has introduced some re-used components and some imitation work, but without adversely affecting the original structure.

Listing NGR: TL8711431933


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