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Maldon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 83032 07285



TL80NW BEELEIGH 574-1/1/223 Little Beeleigh Farmhouse 02/10/51


House, former farmhouse. C15, C16 and C17. Timber-framed and rendered, some brick; with plain tile roofs and small off-centre ridgeline stack. PLAN: U-shaped complex with main north/south range, hipped to the north and half-hipped to south. Cross-wing at north end returns to gable at west and single-storey block at south end of main range with gabled slate roof behind parapet; 2-storey block to west of this has gable to east and is hipped to west and continuing down as catslide over single-storey part. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics and cellar. East front is jettied with moulded bressumer and 2 original carved jetty brackets. The timber-frame is exposed here with 4 small-paned sash windows on the 1st floor. The ground floor has 2 similar windows and a canted bay window with small-paned sash windows and an off-centre door of 6 raised-and-fielded panels with moulded architrave. Exposed timbers indicate a number of former oriel windows, on each floor, frieze windows (some with moulded mullions) and site of former 2-storey projecting porch in front of cross passage. Single-storey extension at S end of Flemish-bond brick with a decorative parapet and small pointed-arched Gothick window, door with segmental head and sash window. The rear elevation has 2 door openings, C19 and C20 sash windows and casements and part of frame exposed on rear of south-west block. INTERIOR: reveals that northern cross-wing is mid C15 and of 2 bays, truncated to E as part of later works. A mid C16 long wall jetty structure adjoins, with 2-bay hall/great chamber, service bay of 2 rooms to S with small chamber over. The service doors were separated by a panel of studwork. Structure has jowled posts and crown-post roof with thin cranked longitudinal braces to collar purlin. SW block a truncated, 2-storey structure of mid C17 with good quality framing. Spine beam and bridging joists, on ground floor have ogee chamfers and similar above have stopped quadrant chamfers. Probably a kitchen/utility block. Floor of Flemish yellow floor bricks relaid C20. Early C19 staircase, doors and architraves and typical fire surround with roundels over pilasters. N ground-floor room has some C17 panelling. Numerous C17 and C18 doors with contemporary ironwork. (RCHME: Essex Central and South-west: 1921-: 181:5).

Listing NGR: TL8303207285


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An Inventory of Essex Central and South West, (1921), 181


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

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Date: 21 May 2003
Reference: IOE01/10535/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Reginald Clark. Source Historic England Archive
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