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Elms Farmhouse, Toppesfield

Description: Elms Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 June 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 114482

OS Grid Reference: TL7264938006
OS Grid Coordinates: 572649, 238006
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0136, 0.5144

Location: Dyers Road, Halstead CO9 4NB

Locality: Toppesfield
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO9 4NB

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Listing Text

3/2 Elms Farmhouse

House, C16, altered in C18 and C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays aligned NE-SW with axial chimney stack, and
external chimney stack at NE end, upper half rebuilt in C20. 3-bay crosswing
to SW with external chimney stack on SW wall. Both parts were jettied to the
SE originally, now underbuilt. Aspect SE. Stair tower behind NE end with
gabled roof, single-storey extension behind SW bay of main range, and lean-to
between, forming a catslide roof. Single-storey extension to SW. 2 storeys
with attics. 6-panel flush door, the top panels glazed, 2 C20 casement windows
one double-hung sash window of 12 lights, and 2 C19 bays of sash windows. First
floor, one C19 oriel with tented roof, one bay over bay below, and 2 sash
windows of 4 lights, late C19. Axial chimney stack has 3 octagonal shafts,
shortened. The interior has some exposed framing, one original unglazed window
with 4 diamond mullions in the rear wall, and in the crosswing one beam with
single ogee moulding and chamfered joists of horizontal section with lamb's
tongue stops. The first floor of the crosswing has straight rising braces
inside the studs, and an original window in the SW wall, with 3 ovolo mullions
and 3 diamond bars. RCHM 11.

Listing NGR: TL7264938006

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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