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Description: Polstead's Farmhouse
Date Listed: 12 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114830
OS Grid Reference: TL8770932871
OS Grid Coordinates: 587709, 232871
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9626, 0.7308
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BURES HAMLET FISHPITS LANE
TL 83 SE
4/41 Polstead's Farmhouse
House. Late C16. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay
tiles. 4 bays facing SW, with axial chimney stack one bay from right end. C20
in-line extension to left. 2 storeys. 5-window range of C20 casements. C20
door in C15 moulded doorcase with 4-centred arched head, introduced from The
Angel Inn, Kelvedon. On upper floor of right return wall, original window with
2 ovolo mullions; C20 reproduction window below it. The interior has jowled
posts and heavy studding. In right bay, lodged floor of longitudinal plain
joists of horizontal section. In middle room, transverse beam with plain joists
of horizontal section. Face-halved and bladed scarf in wallplate. Roof of
clasped purlin construction with original partition of wattle and daub. This
house was formerly occupied by Harry Forrester, author of 'Timber Framed Houses
of Essex', 'The Smaller Queen Anne and Georgian House', 'Medieval Gothic
Mouldings', etc., who was responsible for the introduction of the C15 doorway.
Listing NGR: TL8770932871
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Source: English Heritage
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