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Bowles Farmhouse, Ridgewell

Description: Bowles Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 June 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 114119

OS Grid Reference: TL7382241406
OS Grid Coordinates: 573822, 241406
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0438, 0.5332

Location: Ashen Road, Ridgewell, Essex CO9 4RP

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

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Listing Text

3/39 Bowles Farmhouse (formerly
21/6/62 listed under General)

House, C16 and C17, altered in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. Hall range aligned approx. NE-SW, with 2-bay NE
crosswing with chimney stack in NE wall, and 3-bay SW crosswing with chimney
stack at junction with hall range. NW extension from NW crosswing with gambrel
roof, C17, and single-storey lean-to extension beyond, roofed with red clay
corrugated tiles. Single-storey extension to NE of NE crosswing, roofed with
red clay corrugated tiles. Flat roofed single-storey extension to SW of SW
crosswing, C20. 2 storeys. SE (garden) elevation, 2 storey splayed bay of C20
casement windows on SW crosswing, 2 other C20 casement windows on each floor.
Interior much altered. The SW crosswing has a plain-chamfered beam with lamb's
tongue plus bar stops. The NW extension has a beam with lamb's tongue stops.
Clasped purlin roofs. The roof of the hall range has been raised by approx. 1
metre in the C18, the earlier weathering still present on the chimney stack.
Some smoke-blackened medieval rafters have been re-used in this roof. RCHM 13.

Listing NGR: TL7382241406

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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