BAGGARETT'S FARMHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1123184

Date first listed: 10-Apr-1987

Statutory Address: BAGGARETT'S FARMHOUSE, DAWES HALL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: BAGGARETT'S FARMHOUSE, DAWES HALL ROAD

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

County: Essex

District: Braintree (District Authority)

Parish: White Colne

National Grid Reference: TL 87114 31933

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Details

TL 83 SE WHITE COLNE DAWES HALL ROAD (west side)

3/197 Baggarett's Farmhouse

GV II*

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 116029

Legacy System: LBS

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