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Wash Farmhouse, Ridgewell

Description: Wash Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114117

OS Grid Reference: TL7233140470
OS Grid Coordinates: 572331, 240470
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0359, 0.5110

Location: Ridgewell, Essex CO9 4PJ

Locality: Ridgewell
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO9 4PJ

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Listing Text

TL 7240-7340 RIDGEWELL
6/1 Wash Farmhouse


Long-jetty house, mid-C16, altered in C19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered,
roofed with interlocking concrete tiles. 3 bays aligned approximately NE-SW,
aspect SE, with external chimney stacks at both ends, C19. Single-storey rear
extension with axial chimney stack and slate roof, early C20, forming a T-plan.
2 storeys. C20 door, 4 C20 casement windows on ground floor, 3 on first floor.
4 plain brackets exposed below jetty, original, remainder covered. Some framing
exposed internally. Jowled posts, close studding. Transverse beam with double
ogee mouldings between SW bay and middle bay. In SW bay, axial beam plain-
chamfered, joists of horizontal section plain-chamfered with lamb's tongue
stops. In NE bay, joists similar, axial beam roll-moulded. In middle bay,
plain axial beam. Crownpost roof almost complete, plain crownposts with axial
braces only. This house has had a chimney in the middle bay, probably a timber
framed chimney originally, later replaced by a brick stack, but this was
removed, and the middle floor rebuilt, when it was converted to 2 cottages in
the early C19, with external chimney stacks. Later it was returned to one
house. RCHM 15.

Listing NGR: TL7233140470

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Source: English Heritage

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