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Mill House, Toppesfield

Description: Mill House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114501

OS Grid Reference: TL7249835129
OS Grid Coordinates: 572498, 235129
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9878, 0.5107

Location: Toppesfield, Essex CO9 4EJ

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

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Listing Text


3/14 Mill House

Wrongly shown on OS map as Houghton's Farm. House, c.1600, altered in C18 and
C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays
aligned approx. N-S, with axial chimney stack in second bay from S end,
originally forming a lobby-entrance to E, now blocked. One-bay extension to N,
C18, with external chimney stack on gable. Single-storey extension to rear of
main stack, and rear porch in SE angle, both C20. 2 storeys and attics. W
elevation, glazed door at front of tiled gabled porch, 2 casement windows on
ground floor and 4 on first floor, all C20. The interior has jowled posts, some
exposed close studding, plain-chamfered axial beams in bays 1 and 3 from S end,
with lamb's tongue stops in bay 3 only. In both bays, plain-chamfered joists of
horizontal section with lamb's tongue stops. In original N bay, plain joists of
horizontal section arranged longitudinally. 2 large wood-burning hearths. On
first floor at original N end, curved tension bracing trenched inside studs.
Inserted ceilings above first floor, early C17. In attic, floorboards of same
date, and an unglazed window in each gable.

Listing NGR: TL7249835129

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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