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Stanton's Farmhouse, Black Notley

Description: Stanton's Farmhouse

Grade: I
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 114971

OS Grid Reference: TL7686019813
OS Grid Coordinates: 576860, 219813
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8489, 0.5663

Location: 4 Custerson Drive, Black Notley CM77 8NH

Locality: Black Notley
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM77 8NH

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Listing Text


7/76 Stanton's Farmhouse

GV 2/5/53 I

House. Circa 1300 with C15, C17, C19 and C20 alterations and additions.
Possibly built for Thomas de Stanton. Timber framed and plastered with some
exposed timber framing. Red plain tiled roofs with some diapering. That to
hall (left) half hipped to left with 2 gabled dormers. The right forward
crosswing with plaster to C15 gable apex and hipped to front C20 extension. 2
red brick chimney stacks to left and a single chimney stack to right. One
storey to left, 2 storeys to right crosswing with C20 single storey front
extension. 2:3:1 window range of mainly C20 leaded casements, the hall dormers
with C19 style 2 light casements with centre transoms. A vertically boarded
door to each range. The C15/C17 crosswing, 3 bays, inglenook fireplace with
mantel beam over, centre tenons to floor joists, halved and bridled and halved
and bladed top plate scarfs. Brick floor. 2 good cast iron Victorian
fireplaces to first floor. The large, 2 bays, 2 pole aisled hall in the grand
manner is open to the roof with a floored service bay and chamber over. This
bay with arch bracing to the wall between the hall and slightly curved passing
braces. 3 original doorways and a fragment of one other doorway at north end.
2 of the doorways have original 2 centred arches and moulded sunken circles with
carved quatrefoils to spandrels. Part of the heavy moulded ashlar plate with
quadrants and fillets in-situ with peg holes visible where the plate has been
removed. A semi-octagonal oriel originally projected from the north west bay,
this with curved braces from the main frame. Large octagonal columns with
capitals of 2 superimposed scroll orders support the cambered hollow chamfered
tie beams. Arched moulded braces spring from the columns forming 2 centred
arches. Similar braces support the hollow chamfered top plates. Ashlar pieces,
soulaces and collars to each rafter pair. Original timber sooted. The huge C15
inserted red brick inglenook fireplace with heavy, approximately 14 feet
cambered mantel beam. Iron fireback to hearth. RCHM 6.

Listing NGR: TL7686019813

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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