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Cheese House, Great and Little Leighs

Description: Cheese House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 112625

OS Grid Reference: TL7292417181
OS Grid Coordinates: 572924, 217181
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8265, 0.5079

Location: Bolingbroke Close, Great and Little Leighs, Essex CM3 1PR

Locality: Great and Little Leighs
Local Authority: Chelmsford City Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM3 1PR

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Listing Text

5213 LEIGHS ------------
Cheese House
TL 71 NW 2/924 26.11.74.


Cheese House was originally the Cheese farm at Boreham House it is a C16 timber-framed
house with 2 gables on the south side. In 1938 Boreham House was purchased by
the Ford Foundation and the house was dismantled by Henry Ford with the intention
of shipping it to America, but he was prevented by local agitation and the house
was purchased and re-erected in its original form at its present site in Great
and Little Leighs. 2 storeys. Casement windows with lattice leaded lights.
Roof tiled. The interior has original moulded ceiling beams and joists. Fine
doors, and a C16 staircase. The exterior is much restored.

Listing NGR: TL7292417181

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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