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Description: Ansell's Farmhouse
Date Listed: 12 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114803
OS Grid Reference: TL8730935830
OS Grid Coordinates: 587309, 235830
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9893, 0.7266
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ALPHAMSTONE HENNY BACK LANE
TL 83 NE
2/14 Ansell's Farmhouse
House. Early C16, extended in C19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned NW-SE with late C16 axial
chimney stack in SE bay, storeyed parlour/solar bay to NW. Service bay to SE
demolished and replaced by large early C19 block, extended to SW in 1979. Other
extensions to NW, 1979. Original house of one storey with attics, remainder
of 2 storeys. SE elevation has a dado of red brick, 1979, with plaster above.
2-window range of early C19 sashes of 16 lights with some crown glass. Central
C20 glazed door with early C19 pediment on scrolled brackets, and C20 repro-
duction sash of 12 lights above. Roof hipped. The interior of the original
building has jowled posts, heavy studding, original floor of lodged plain joists
in NW bay, inserted floor in hall consisting of transverse and axial beams and
joists of horizontal section, all chamfered with stops of an unusual design.
There is evidence of an unglazed window below the half-hip at the NW end.
Crownpost roof with thin axial braces, not smoke-blackened, indicating that a
timber-framed chimney was present from the outset, before the present brick
stack. The early C19 SW block has original folding shutters of pine on the
ground floor. The house was near-derelict before restoration in 1979.
Listing NGR: TL8730935830
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Source: English Heritage
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