Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1123462

Date first listed: 13-Mar-1986



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree (District Authority)

Parish: Faulkbourne

National Grid Reference: TL 79023 16355


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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22/04/2015

TL 71 NE 2/37


(Formerly listed as Little Troys)


Building of uncertain purpose, now a house. Late C14/early C15, altered in late C16 and early C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with slate. 4 bays facing NE with late C16 stack in second bay from left, against rear wall. External stack at right end. Single-storey extension to rear of right end. 2 storeys. 3-window range of sashes of 12 lights of which one on the ground floor and 2 on the first floor are early C19, the others C20 replacements. Early C19 6-panel door, the top 2 panels glazed, at front of gabled porch. Low-pitched roof with long projecting eaves. Underbuilt jetty along whole length of front. Studding exposed internally in right ground floor room, revealing blocked wide window with moulded jambs below jetty. Solid braces of wide section jointed to binding beams, which appear to be cambered on upper surface. Wide plain joists of heavy section, closely spaced, across full span of building. Exceptional height at both storeys. Steeply cranked tiebeams, with mortices and double pegging for crownposts. Edge-halved and bridled scarf in front wallplate. Roof rebuilt above tiebeam level. Mortices and wattle grooves for full-height partition between left bay and the remainder, which originally was open. The unusual form of this building, high but of relatively small span, very strongly constructed and possibly with a cambered first floor, suggest that it may have been built as a hunt standing or other special purpose building. The siting, on high ground on the edge of the parish, facing inwards, tends to confirm this suggestion. The ground falls away to the rear, making it unlikely that it was the crosswing of a larger house extending to the SW.

Listing NGR: TL7902316355


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Legacy System number: 115385

Legacy System: LBS

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