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Description: Brook Farmhouse
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 114458
OS Grid Reference: TL7615039054
OS Grid Coordinates: 576150, 239054
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0219, 0.5659
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TL 73 NE GREAT YELDHAM TILBURY ROAD, West Side
4/69 Brook Farmhouse
House, c.1400, extended in C16, C18 and C20, now 2 cottages. Timber framed,
plastered roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall, aligned NW-SE,
aspect NE, with parlour/solar bay to SE. Axial chimney stack in NW bay of hall,
late C16, and C18/19 stack in SE bay. NW crosswing of 2 bays, late C16. Rear
extension behind main axial chimney stack, C18. Single-storey lean-to extension
behind SE end, C20. Single-storey with attics and 2 storeys. One 6-panel door
and one 4-panel door, the top panels of both glazed, 4 C19/20 casement windows.
First floor, one more in crosswing and 2 more in gabled dormers. Gablet roof
at SE end. C16 external chimney stack at NW end has 2 diagonal shafts rebuilt
in C19. Original ovolo-moulded bargeboards on gable of crosswing. The interior
has jowled posts, chamfered transverse beam with step stops at SE end, late C16
inserted floor in hall with chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops and
plain joists of horizontal section. Deep arched braces to central tiebeam,
meeting in the middle, tiebeam and one brace severed for inserted doorway.
Octagonal crownpost, curved braces to collar-purlin, collars and rafters over
hall heavily smoke-blackened, some rafters re-set near SE end. The original
smoke vent at the SE gablet is of particular interest. Roof of crosswing has
high collars clasping side purlins. Some rebuilding at sides of main hearth.
Listing NGR: TL7615039054
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Source: English Heritage
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