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Le Hurst Farmhouse, Toppesfield

Description: Le Hurst Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114509

OS Grid Reference: TL7197936197
OS Grid Coordinates: 571979, 236197
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9976, 0.5037

Location: Harrow Hill, Toppesfield, Essex CO9 4LX

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

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Listing Text

3/24 Le Hurst Farmhouse


House, c.1600, altered in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade
red clay tiles. 4 bays aligned NW-SE, with axial chimney stack in second bay
from SE end, forming a lobby-entrance to the NE. Original stair tower to SW
of stack. One-bay extension to NW of main range, soon after initial
construction. Single-storey extension to SW of SE bay, with chimney stack at
the junction, C19/20. 2 storeys and attics. NE elevation, tiled hipped porch,
C20, and 3-window range of C20 casements. The lower SE room has 2 blocked
original windows each with 2 ovolo mullions, and a richly moulded axial beam
with converging stops. Elsewhere, chamfered axial beams with lamb's tongue
stops at both floors. The lower NW room has chamfered joists of horizontal
section with lamb'stongue stops. Face-halved and bladed scarfs in the
wallplates. Octagonal stair post and original rail, balusters missing. RCHM

Listing NGR: TL7197936197

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Source: English Heritage

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