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Description: Herkstead Green Farmhouse
Date Listed: 25 March 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 114172
OS Grid Reference: TL6745838344
OS Grid Coordinates: 567458, 238344
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0182, 0.4390
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TL 63 NE STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD
4/7 Herkstead Green
House, C16 and C17, altered in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. Mid-C16 3-bay crossswing aligned approx. N-S, with
C17 3-bay range to W, forming an L-plan. C17 lean-to stair tower in SW angle.
Axial chimney stack at the junction, C17. 2 storeys. At the time of survey,
October 1983, the building was in course of renovation and no doors or windows
were fitted. Jowled posts, heavy studding. The crosswing has additional jowls
at first floor level, plain-chamfered binding and bridging beams with step
stops, joists of horizontal section, curved tension braces trenched inside the
studs, short arched braces to one inner tiebeam. The E wall has a face-halved
scarf bladed at one end and housed at the other (Hewett 1980, figure 269), with
an unglazed window of 3 diamond mullions in situ. The roof is of clasped purlin
construction with high collars and curved wind bracing. The E-W range has re-
used studs in the walls and some re-used smoke-blackened rafters, and probably
replaces an open hall on the same site. The axial beams are plain-chamfered
with die-away stops. Both wallplates have face-halved and bladed scarfs. The
roof is of clasped purlin construction without wind bracing. The chimney stack
has a large wood-burning hearth to the W and a smaller hearth with rounded rear
angles to the E.
Listing NGR: TL6745838344
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Source: English Heritage
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