Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1123356

Date first listed: 21-Dec-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Mar-1986



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County: Essex

District: Braintree (District Authority)

Parish: Wethersfield

National Grid Reference: TL 71209 31003


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TL 73 SW and TL 7031-7131 WETHERSFIELD BRAINTREE ROAD (west side) Nos 1-4 (consecutive) 1/108 and 5/108 Simm's Farmhouse, (formerly listed as Sims 21.12.67 and Nos 1-3 Sims Cottages)

GV II* House, divided into 4 dwellings. C16 or earlier, altered in C20. Timber framed, plastered and weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Main range of 3 bays aligned NE-SW with axial stack at NE end, and late C16 3-bay crosswing beyond, extending to NW. Single-storey lean-to extension in W angle. At the S corner this house meets another smaller house extending to the SE, comprising a 'Unit System' pair (No. 1, Sim's Cottage, item 1/109, q.v.). C19/C20 extension in the W angle between them, the whole forming a Z-plan. External stack at SW end, and C20 single-storey lean-to extension beyond. Main range of 2 storeys, crosswing of 2 storeys with attics. NE elevation (to Braintree Road), one C20 casement on ground floor, and on first floor late C17 'Ipswich' window with 2 wrought iron casements and rectangular leading. C20 door. Panel of late C17 pargetting in high relief, of conventional foliage and scrolls, much restored in C20. On NW of crosswing, projecting gable, the bressumer carved with spiral leaf design, carved pendants and hanging brackets, infilled with weatherboarding. Scattered fenestration on this elevation, with 3 C20 doors. The SE gable also projects, with a carved bressumer (much weathered), exposed close studding, high collar and clasped purlins. The remainder of this elevation is weatherboarded. 6 grouped round shafts, of which 4 are fluted, rebuilt at top. Sprockets below eaves. RCHM 24.

Listing NGR: TL7120931003


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Legacy System number: 115622

Legacy System: LBS

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