Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1123852

Date first listed: 16-Apr-1984

Date of most recent amendment: 29-Jul-1988



Ordnance survey map of WITHIES GREEN FARMHOUSE
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County: Essex

District: Braintree (District Authority)

Parish: Cressing

National Grid Reference: TL 79463 22732


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1/32 Withies Green Farmhouse 16.4.84


Wrongly shown on OS map as Withie's Farm. House. Circa 1580, altered and extended in 1983. Timber framed, ground storey clad with red brick in stretcher bond, upper storey plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 4 bays facing S, comprising a short chimney bay, a long bay to each side of it, and a short cross-entry bay at the left end. Large extensions to left and rear, 1983. 2-storey porch rebuilt 1983. 2 storeys and attics. 2 C20 casements on ground floor, 4 on first floor, C20 door at front of porch. Central stack rebuilt above roof in C20. Jowled posts. Heavy studding with curved tension braces trenched to the inside. Full length underbuilt jetty to front. Chamfered transverse and axial beams, mainly with lamb's tongue stops, but with step stops immediately to left of stack. Chamfered joists of horizontal section mainly with lamb's tongue stops, some step stops. Studded partition between cross-entry and left long bay removed and later rebuilt. C20 brick nogging as decor. Wide wood-burning hearth facing left, rear jamb 0.33 metre wide with original cupboard recess, front jamb 0.23 metre wide. Smaller hearth back to back with it, both jambs 0.33 metre wide. Frame charred at left end, by fire c.1982 which destroyed another building to the left. Face-halved and bladed scarf in rear wallplate. Early C17 framed floor over upper storey, chamfered axial beams with lamb's tongue stops, plain joists of square section. Shutter groove near middle of rear wallplate, for unglazed window to ventilate open hearths, probably on site of original stair. Rebated hardwood floorboards in attic. Clasped purlin roof with rafters of vertical section and collars at half-bay intervals. Unusual decorative curved bracing in right gable, more typical of Midlands style of framing.

Listing NGR: TL7946322732


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Legacy System number: 116358

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