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Town House, Finchingfield

Description: Town House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115163

OS Grid Reference: TL6859132842
OS Grid Coordinates: 568591, 232842
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9685, 0.4528

Location: 3 Church Hill, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4NP

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

7/20 Town House


House. Late medieval and C17. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade
red clay tiles. 2-bay crosswing of a medieval hall house, of which the
remainder has been demolished, and C17 3-bay range to right with central stack,
forming a lobby-entrance to SE. Single-storey lean-to extension with slate roof
to rear of right end, C19. Crosswing of 2 storeys, main range of 2 storeys and
attics. 4-window range of C20 casements. C20 door. The crosswing has some
exposed studding, jowled posts, a cambered central tiebeam with arched braces to
it for a crownpost roof, but roof rebuilt in clasped purlin form in C16/C17. It
has an underbuilt jetty, but the structure is concealed, and an C18 cellar. The
main range has 2 large wood-burning hearths, the left one with an original side
cupboard with door on butterfly hinges, and chamfered transverse and axial beams
with lamb's tongue stops. The joists, where visible, are of vertical section
and plain. Clasped purlin roof. RCHM 15.

Listing NGR: TL6859132842

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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