Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1146628

Date first listed: 26-Apr-1984



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County: Essex

District: Epping Forest (District Authority)

Parish: North Weald Bassett

National Grid Reference: TL 49575 07408


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TL 496 074 NORTH WEALD BASSETT 4/25 Sewalds Hall Farmhouse II*

Manor house, C15 and later, and smaller C16 house, forming a 'Unit System' group. Mainly timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Originally comprised a hall house aligned approx. NW-SE, aspect SW, with 2 crosswings, and a second house situated to the S, corner to corner with it, accommodating separate households, usually different generations of the same family working the same land. Now comprises 2-bay NW crosswing, C15 central range of plastered brick in position of former hall, C18, 2-bay SE crosswing, late C16, joined to formerly separate house of 3 bays, late C16. Internal chimney stacks against NW wall of NW crosswing, at both ends of central range, and between the NE and middle bay of the smaller house. Single-storey extension to NW of NW crosswing, C19, and lean-to extensions to SE blocks, C18/19. Canopy on posts with arch bracing along both sides of central range, slate roof, C19. SW elevation, central range, central 6-panel door, 2 double-hung sash windows of 12 lights, early C19, forming a symmetrical composition. In each crosswing, one double-hung sash window of 15 lights on ground floor, early C19, one casement window above, C19, approximately symmetrical, except that the NW crosswing is smaller than the other. C19 casement window in NW extension. NW crosswing, disused in 1983, has exposd longitudinal joists of horizontal section, jowled posts, curved tension bracing trenched outside studding, cambered tiebeam with arch braces to it, mortices for unglazed windows at tear. Crownpost roof, complete, with axial braces only to central crownpost. Central range has late C18 staircase, hardwood rail, 2 square balusters to each tread, scrolled tread ends. SE crosswing has plain-chamfered beam with lamb's tongue stops, face- halved and bladed scarf in NW wallplate, queen strut roof, other structure concealed. Now joined at ground floor level to the smaller house, its lower NE bay used with the larger house, the remainder forming a store entered from outside. Jowled posts, bracing trenched inside studs, cambered tiebeam with deep arched braces, queen strut roof, face-halved and bladed scarfs in wallplates. Large bread oven with cast iron door, complete. Early type of water tank, made of wood and lined with lead, date uncertain. Pump in working order, c.1900, with stone sink. Outside privy with 'Manor Closet', glazed white earthenware bowl with blue lettering, non-flushing direct discharge type, in wooden seat with wooden lid, and lower seat for child. Moated site.

Listing NGR: TL4957507408


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