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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1145892



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Great Bardfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-May-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 115251

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3/112 Great Pitley Farmhouse

- II

House. C16, extended in C19. Timber framed and plastered, partly gault brick and flint, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Main range of 4 bays facing SE, with brick stack in left bay, and 4-bay crosswing to left, extending to rear. C19 internal stack near right end, external stack on left return wall. Parallel range in N angle, early C19, with axial stack, completing a rectangular plan. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 3 C20 casements. First floor, one more, and 4 early C19 sashes of 12 lights. Door with 6 fielded panels in early C19 Gothick porch of gault brick and knapped flint, with 2-centred outer arch, stepped gable with pinnacles, and in each side a window with 2-centred arch and intersecting tracery. The interior exhibits evidence of a continuous jetty facing SE, now underbuilt, and has chamfered transverse and axial beams (some boxed in), and jowled posts. Most of the frame is plastered, but the lower rear room of the crosswing has exposed studding with curved bracing trenched to the inside, some original wattle and daub infill, moulded transverse and axial beams, and moulded joists of horizontal section, characteristic of the mid-C16. The main stack has been altered so as to form an arch over a ground floor doorway. The roof of the main range is of clasped purlin construction with arched wind-bracing. The early C19 range has a large bread oven with wrought iron door and separate flue, and associated wash boiler/brewing vat. RCHM 42.

Listing NGR: TL6634732707

Selected Sources

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex North West, (1916)

National Grid Reference: TL 66347 32707


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