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Braintree (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 78922 27059



1/276 Boultwood's Farmhouse


House. C17, altered in early C19. Timber framed, mainly clad with red brick in Flemish bond, partly plastered, roofed with slate. Main range of 3 bays facing SE, with axial stack one bay from right end, and stack in left end wall. C17 service range to rear of right end. Early C19 wing to rear of left end, canted to left. Single-storey lean-to extension between rear ranges. 2 storeys and cellar. 2 full-height splayed bays of sashes of 8, 12 and 8 lights, with some crown glass. Central first-floor sash of 6 lights with semi-circular head. Central 6-panel door (4 fielded, bottom panels flush), doorcase with engaged fluted columns, altered capitals, and shallow canopy. Projecting eaves, hipped roof of shallow pitch. The left return has one early C19 sash of 16 lights in a segmental arch, and a 6-panel door (4 fielded, bottom panels flush) in doorcase with panelled jambs and soffit, and fanlight with cast iron radial tracery. The rear elevation of the left wing has a full-height bow of curved sashes. The main range has chamfered axial beams (partly boxed in), some exposed heavy studding with primary straight bracing in the rear wall, an early C19 stair with wreathed handrail and stick balusters, a grey and white marble fire surround, and several C17 and C18 doors. Original oak floorboards on first floor. Well in cellar. The rear left wing has a white marble fire surround with paterae, and reeded doorcases with paterae. The ground-floor bow has curved folding shutters and reeded jambs; the first-floor bow has a reeded surround with paterae. Early C19 cast iron grates in all hearths at left end of house. The rear right wing has been reduced from 2 storeys to one storey, and has a corrugated asbestos roof; chamfered axial beams, exposed joists of vertical section. The will of John Bolthood in 1471 is mentioned by P. Morant, The History and Antiquities of the County of Essex, 1768, II, 394.

Listing NGR: TL7892227059


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Morant, P, The History and Antiquities of the County of Essex, (1768), 394


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: 29 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05884/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Frank Swift. Source Historic England Archive
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