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Parsonage Hall, Bures Hamlet

Description: Parsonage Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 114826

OS Grid Reference: TL9009833710
OS Grid Coordinates: 590098, 233710
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9693, 0.7660

Location: Colne Road, Bures Hamlet, Essex CO8 5EL

Locality: Bures Hamlet
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO8 5EL

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Listing Text

TL 9033
(west side)
6/37 (30/164) Parsonage Hall (formerly listed as
Parsonage Farmhouse)
House. C15 and C16. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay
tiles. C15 2-bay crosswing facing E, of a hall house which formerly extended to
the S, with chimney stack on right side. Extra bay added to the rear, late C16.
4-bay parallel block to the right, late C16, with 2 external chimney stacks on
the right wall, C16 and C18. Single-storey extension to the left rear, C20. 2
storeys and attics. The elevation consists of 2 gable ends, both jettied, the
right wing being the wider and taller. Ground floor, 2 early C19 tripartite
sashes of 4-12-4 lights and one small C20 casement. First floor, one similar
tripartite sash, one late C18 sash of 12 lights, and one C20 casement. One C20
casement in right attic. S elevation, 2-window range of C18 sashes of 12
lights, and 3 C20 windows on ground floor. Late C18 6-panel door in eared
doorcase with geometrical blind tracery above. Fully jettied to the rear, with
exposed plain brackets. C18 painted wooden notice 'Dairy' under jetty, relating
to the Window Tax. The original crosswing has a blocked door in the left wall,
formerly the access from the hall, and incomplete unglazed windows in the rear
wall and one in the right wall, all with shutter grooves. Chamfered binding
beam and heavy plain joists jointed to it with unrefined soffit tenons, and
trimmed stair trap in rear bay, blocked in C20. Crownpost roof, originally
hipped to the rear, with plain crown post and thin axial braces. The added rear
bay has early glazed windows in the rear wall at both levels, with hollow-
moulded mullions, blocked and a hipped gablet roof. The right wing has an
original stair of solid treads, chamfered binding beams with heavy plain joists
jointed to them with soffit tenons with diminished haunches, originally lathed
and plastered to the soffits, now stripped. Exposed heavy studding with curved
braces trenched to the inside; jowled posts. Rebated plain doorway in upper
right wall, probably to a garderobe originally, now removed. Original rebated
floorboards. Clasped purlin roof with hipped gablet to the rear. The front
walls of both blocks retain early glazed windows with hollow-moulded mullions
and diamond-shaped stiffening bars, originally forming the outer parts of 3-part
windows, blocked. Early C17 oak panelling, re-sited from another part of the
same house. Some reproduction features. This house retains an exceptional
umber of early features in undisturbed condition. RCHM 7. Formerly called
Parsonage Farmhouse.

Listing NGR: TL9009833710

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Source: English Heritage

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