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Great Wasketh Farmhouse, Ramsden Crays

Description: Great Wasketh Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 112418

OS Grid Reference: TQ7196491147
OS Grid Coordinates: 571964, 191147
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5929, 0.4812

Location: Great Wasketts Farm, Billericay CM11 2XG

Locality: Ramsden Crays
Local Authority: Basildon Borough Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM11 2XG

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Listing Text


(west side)
Great Wasketh Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C15 origins to rear wing on left; mid/late C17 wing to right; front
built c.1840. Front block built of brick with stucco facing; hipped
Welsd slate roof. Rear ranges of render over timber frame; gabled concrete
tile roofs; brick stacks. Front block of central-staircase plan, with parallel
range to rear left of C15 origins and mid/late C17 cross wing added to right.
Front elevation, c.1840, of 2-storey, symmetrical 3-window range. C20 glazed
door with overlight set in panelled reveals with pilasters to bracketed architrave.
Mid C19 horned 6-pane sashes set in moulded wood architraves; continuous verandah
has fluted cast-iron colums with foliate capitals and bases; deep eaves. Rear
range: cross wing to right has early C19 sixteen-pane sash over mid C19 horned
12-pane sash, and early C19 twenty-four pane sash to rear; mid C19 outshut to
left; rear wall of left-hand range has early C20 casements with glazing bars
and early C19 four-light casement with leaded lights to first floor. Interior:
front range has panelled doors; dog-leg with winders staircase with stick balusters
and turned newels; cast-iron fireplace to first floor on right. Rear left
range; large C17 beam against left-end wall, chamfered transverse beam and
chamfered joists; close studding to partition wall; C19 partitions, one with
leaded light to former buttery/pantry. First floor has chamfered tie beam
to left, 2 chamfered beams to centre, late C17 panelled door with H-hinges,
and timber-framed transverse partition to right (against cross wing). Cross
wing to right has chamfered beams to both floor, C19 square-headed fireplace
set in moulded wood architrave on ground floor and C19 cupboard doors on first
floor. The former "open hall" in tile rear left wing had an end wall of
interrupted tie beam type and was raised to 2-storeys in the Cl7. Subsidiary
features early C19 brewhouse to rear, of render over timber frame with gambrel
concrete tile roof. One storey. C19 plank door set in beaded frame and C20
casement; canted roof dormer with C20 casement. Interior: large brick fireplace
with wood bressummer over open fireplace, flanked by coppers. Half of interior
is open to left, and has a chamfered beam to former apple loft at one end.

Listing NGR: TQ7196491147

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Source: English Heritage

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