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Mildmay Stowes, Finchingfield

Description: Mildmay Stowes

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115166

OS Grid Reference: TL6853032792
OS Grid Coordinates: 568530, 232792
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9681, 0.4519

Location: 2 Church Hill, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4NN

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

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Listing Text

(south side)

7/23 Stowes and Mildmay,
21.12.67 (formerly listed as
'Mildmay'and'The Museum
under The Green)

House. Late medieval, much altered in C17 and C18. Timber framed, plastered,
roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Main range of 3 bays facing N, with late
C16 axial stack in middle bay. 2-bay crosswing at right end, and C18 one-bay
extension beyond, with external stack at rear. Parallel range to rear of main
range and crosswing, C17/C18. 2 storeys, and cellar below right bay only.
Ground floor, one C20 splayed bay and 3 C20 casements. First floor, 5 early C19
sashes of 16 lights, including one blanked off and painted. One 4-panel door
with upper panels glazed in fluted doorcase with shallow hood, one 4-panel door
in moulded doorcase with shallow hood. Left end of roof hipped, right end half-
hipped. Grouped diagonal shafts, rebuilt at top. An entrance hall has been cut
through the main stack in the C19, the flues on each side arching together
above. Stowes comprises the left end of the house, Mildmay the right end. In
Stowes interior plaster conceals most of the frame, but there is evidence that
this was the service end of the medieval house. Some of the frame has been
stripped in Mildmay, revealing an unglazed window with one diamond mullion in
the right wall of the crosswing, now enclosed by the C18 extension. The hall
has an inserted floor with a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops. The
floor of the right crosswing has been raised approx. 0.5 metres, and the walls
of this and the hall have been raised in the C17/C18 to form a continuous range
and continuous roof, revealing no indication externally of the original plan.
RCHM 18.

Listing NGR: TL6853032792

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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