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Champions Farmhouse, Finchingfield

Description: Champions Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 115145

OS Grid Reference: TL6849931268
OS Grid Coordinates: 568499, 231268
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9544, 0.4507

Location: Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4LJ

Locality: Finchingfield
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 4LJ

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Listing Text

(east side)

3/1 Champions Farmhouse


House. Late medieval, altered in C17 and C18. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall range facing N, with C18 external
stack at right end, and 2-bay service crosswing at left end. C17 extension
beyond, with C19 external stack at rear. C18 rear extension with axial stack,
the whole forming a T-plan. 2 storeys. On each floor, one early C18 window of
3 lights and one of 2 lights, each with one wrought iron casement and
rectangular leaded glazing, including early glass. C18 door with 6 fielded
panels and 3 small lights, in moulded doorcase with pedimented hood on scrolled
brackets. Plaster coving below eaves. Similar early C18 windows elsewhere -
two 3-light windows in left return wall, and in right return wall one 2-light
casement window and one of 2 fixed lights. The roof has been reconstructed in
the C17 to form a continuous double-pitch, so that the crosswing does not appear
as such externally. The interior has jowled posts, exposed close studding, and
a cambered tiebeam in the crosswing, originally for a crownpost roof. The roof
incorporates numerous re-used smoke-blackened rafters from the roof of the
medieval hall, trenched for the collars of a crownpost construction. The
parlour/solar end has been demolished; it is not clear whether the walls of the
medieval hall are still present, raised in the C17, or whether the hall range
was rebuilt at that time. This building is unusual in having undergone little
change since the early C18; the windows, complete with spring catches, are of
particular interest.

Listing NGR: TL6849931268

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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