PANNELS ASH FARMHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1277133
Date first listed:
21-Jun-1962
Date of most recent amendment:
17-May-1984
Statutory Address:
PANNELS ASH FARMHOUSE, PANNELS ASH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
PANNELS ASH FARMHOUSE, PANNELS ASH LANE

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

County:
Essex
District:
Braintree (District Authority)
Parish:
Pentlow
National Grid Reference:
TL7971544289

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/10/2012

TL 74 SE 3/188 21.6.62

PENTLOW PANNELS ASH LANE Pannels Ash Farmhouse

(Formerly listed as Pannell's Ash)

GV II*

House, C13, C14, C16 and later. Timber framed and plastered with gabled red plain tile roof. 2 storeys. H plan with jettied and gabled cross-wings to north and south ends. 1:2:1, window range of various casement windows with 2 canted C19 bays on ground floor of front elevation. Later wing at rear of north end. Off centre chimney stack on flank of south cross-wing. 2 bay mid C14 open hall with heavy framing, cambered tie beam and remnants of arch bracing, and attached shafts on wall posts with moulded capitals.

Heavily sooted octagonal crown post roof with moulded base and capital, and 4 braces. 2 original doorways, one consisting of 2 heavy arched "berms" and the other with a wide but conventional arched head. Inserted late C16 first floor in hall. Early C16 inserted chimney stack, backing on to former cross passage, originally designed to serve the full height open hall. It has a moulded mantel beam, with broad segmental brick arch above, enclosing blind tracery, cusped, cinquefoiled recesses with both painted and terracotta decoration, including the DeVere star, referring to the family who owned the property in the C16. Above the arch is a simple brick crenellated capping.

The rear of the stack, facing the cross passage, has simple decoration of blind cusped recesses and painted imitation diapering. The south wing is late C13 with heavy joists resting on the central bridging joist. Pair of service doors with 2 centred heads, and evidence of the original stair opening and door ajoining the rear of the frame. Heavy, very broad wall bracing to front wall, and similar slightly curved counter bracing to south wall and service wall partition. Top plates have long splayed scarfs with under-squinted abutments and numerous face pegs. Crown post roof with simple, slightly curved, thick longitudinal braces.

North wing is partly of very close C16 studding and has dimple crown post roof.



Listing NGR: TL7971544289

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
407667
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

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