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Chobbing's Farmhouse, Chignall

Description: Chobbing's Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 June 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 112477

OS Grid Reference: TL6863709414
OS Grid Coordinates: 568637, 209414
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7580, 0.4420

Location: Chignal Road, Chignall, Essex CM1 4TT

Locality: Chignall
Local Authority: Chelmsford City Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM1 4TT

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

Chobbings Farmhouse

The grade shall be amended to read II* and the description as follows:

Late C14, former open hall or kitchen block to larger dwelling (now demolished),
extended in early C17. Timber framed and plastered with weather boarded dado
to front. Red plain tile roof. One storey and attics. 3 window range C19
and modern casements. 2 gabled dormers. C18 red brick end wall chimney stack.
C19 and early C20 lean-to extensions at rear, weatherboarded with corrugated
asbestos roof. Internally original frame survives with jowled storey posts and cambered tie beams. The main feature is a large central timber and plaster
chimney stack framed from tie beam and mantel beam, part underbuilt in brick
in C17 and a brick top added in two stages, C16 and C19. Note: This is the
earliest complete timber stack survival so far discovered in Essex. It is further
unusual in that it was well carpentered and forming a dominant element of the
frame. The building appears to have been subsidiary to a larger house and its
original form with floored end bay echos a C15 kitchen block added to Priors
Hall, Stebbing. It is felt that the kitchen block probability adds greatly
to the structures importance as medieval timber kitchens in themselves are extremely, rare.


Chobbing's Farmhouse
TL 60 NE 8/56


A C17-C18 timber-framed and plastered house with a weatherboarded base and gable
ends. 1 storey and attics. 3 window range, casements. Boarded doors. Roof
tiled, with 2 gabled dormers.

Listing NGR: TL6863709414

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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