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High Folly, Steeple Bumpstead

Description: High Folly

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114173

OS Grid Reference: TL6837338182
OS Grid Coordinates: 568373, 238182
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0165, 0.4522

Location: Steeple Bumpstead, Essex CM7 4HH

Locality: Steeple Bumpstead
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 4HH

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Listing Text

4/9 High Folly


House, C17, altered in C19. Timber framed, plastered, roof thatched. L-plan,
consisting of 3 bays aligned NE-SW with chimney stack at NE end of middle bay
against SE wall, and NW wing of one bay. C19 external chimney stacks on NE and
SW walls. 2 storeys. NW elevation, halved door at front of tiled gabled porch,
3 C20 casement windows, and 2 more on first floor. The interior has plain-
chamfered axial and transverse beams, face-halved and bladed scarfs in the wall
plates, and close studding exposed in one internal wall only. Cambered tiebeam
with step stops, re-used. Large wood-burning hearth with blocked aperture for
bread oven, and inserted hearth at first floor. Divided into cottages in C19 and
now re-combined. RCHM 33.

Listing NGR: TL6837338182

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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