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Statutory Address:

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

Braintree (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 84165 32163


PEBMARSH TL 83 SW 3/90 (28/597) World's End Farmhouse (formerly listed as World's End 7.8.52 House) - II* House. Late C16. Timber framed, plastered with exposed framing at front, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays facing SW, with one original rear chimney stack and another rebuilt in C20. Rear stair tower. Single-storey lean-to extension at right end, C19. 2 storeys and attics. Full-length jetty with exposed joists and beams and 5 plain brackets. 3 early C19 sashes of 24 lights on ground floor, 3 C20 casements on first floor. C20 door in position of original door. Also on ground floor, 4 blocked original windows, ovolo-moulded, each with one ovolo mullion, and 4 similar windows on first floor, of which 3 have the original ovolo mullion. Evidence of 2 former oriels and a former single-storey porch below the jetty, no oriels at first floor. Original sprockets on rear elevation and both sides of stair tower. The interior has jowled posts and some exposed close studding with curved braces trenched in. In the left bay, an ovolo-moulded axial beam, the joists plastered to the soffits. In the middle room, beams and joists ovolo-moulded with step stops. In the right bay, plain joists of horizontal section. Mortices for a removed partition on the first floor. One unglazed window in rear wall, complete with 4 diamond mullions. Original second floor throughout, with rebated boards. In the left gable of attic, blocked window with ovolo mouldings. Clasped purlin roof with arched wind-bracing. The stair tower has original solid treads round a small square well. This building retains an exceptional number of original features of c.1570, with less subsequent alteration than is usually found. Moated site. RCHM 4.

Listing NGR: TL8416532163


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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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