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Springmede, Finchingfield

Description: Springmede

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115153

OS Grid Reference: TL6847632874
OS Grid Coordinates: 568476, 232874
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9688, 0.4511

Location: 7 The Causeway, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4JU

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

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Listing Text

(east side)

7/9 Springmede ( formerly
21.12.67 listed as Springmead)


Rouse . Early C17. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay
tiles. 3 bays facing E, with central stack forming a lobby-entrance, and
original rear wing at right side. 2 storeys and attics. Ground floor, 5 C20
casements. First floor, 3 C20 casements, and 2 more in feature gables. C17
moulded door, re-sited originally an internal door. Grouped diagonal shafts,
rebuilt. 3 pairs of original bargeboards, carved with a guilloche design on
left feature gable and right return gable, carved with a design of continuously
linked circles and rectangles on right feature gable. The left ground floor
room has chamfered axial and transverse beams with lamb' tongue and notch
stops, plain joists of vertical section (originally plastered to the soffits)
and an elaborately moulded jowl with serrated lower edge. The right ground
floor room has lamb's tongue and bar stops on the transverse beam, lamb's tongue
and notch stops on the axial beam, plastered joists, and lamb's tongue stops on
the mantel beam. The rear wing has plain joists of horizontal section. The
left first floor room has blocked frieze windows, jowls of ogee profile, a brick
hearth with depressed arch and recessed spandrels, formerly plastered, and above
it a band of painted plaster, black overlapping circles filled with red on a
white ground. The right first floor room has a similar hearth but still
plastered, the space above filled with original plasterwork consisting of
repeats of 3 moulds, respectively of an urn design, a vine design and a
strapwork design. Both first floor rooms have straight bracing trenched inside
the studding. On the stair to the attic there is an original window with one
ovolo mullion. There are a number of original and early doors with door
furniture. The rear wing has a clasped purlin roof. This house retains an
exceptional number of original external and internal decorative features. The
combination of various chamfer stops and joist sections is of exceptional
historical interest, illustrating the transition of floor designs of the first
20 years of the C17. RCHM 25.

Listing NGR: TL6847632874

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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