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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: 1147570



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Terling

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Mar-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 115502

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TERLING SPARROWS FARM ROAD TL 71 SW (south side) 4/154 Scarlett's Farmhouse

- II House. Mainly C17, incorporating a late C14/early C15 structure of uncertain type, possibly a hunt standing. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays facing NE (the earlier structure forming the left bay) with axial stack in second bay from left, forming a lobby-entrance. C19 external stack at right end, and single-storey lean-to extension. C20 2-storey extension to rear of right bay. 2 storeys with attics. Ground floor, 3 C20 casements. First floor, 2 C20 casements and one C19 casement. 6-panel door with top 2 panels glazed. Half-hipped gambrel roof. 6 octagonal shafts, rebuilt. Both storeys of exceptional height. On the first floor, blocked hearth with depressed arch. Part of the earlier structure is exposed in the rear of the left bay, comprising a massive corner post with recessed inner angle, originally higher than the present eaves level; heavy studding with wattle grooves and 2 curved braces trenched to the outside, weathered although now inside the house; a top plate with edge-halved and bridled scarf; other parts probably present within the plaster. Late C16 newel stair with carved oak post, wide moulded oak rail, and later turned pine balusters. Scarletts was described as a mansion with 128 acres in an abstract of title from 1618 (Essex Record Office, D/DRa T.65). RCHM 4.

Listing NGR: TL7458914415

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National Grid Reference: TL 74589 14415


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