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Cornish Hall Farmhouse, Finchingfield

Description: Cornish Hall Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 115170

OS Grid Reference: TL6841635709
OS Grid Coordinates: 568416, 235709
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9943, 0.4516

Location: B1057, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4JG

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

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Listing Text

(west side)

1/27 Cornish Hall Farmhouse
2.5.53 (Formerly listed as
Cornish Hall)


House. C16, altered in C18. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red
clay tiles. 4 bays facing S, mid-C16, with axial stack in second bay from right
end. Extended to left by one short bay, c.1600. Wing extending forwards by 2
bays from left end, c.1600, with internal stack at the junction and shorter
extension to rear, forming an irregular T-plan. Single-storey lean-to extension
to rear of main range. 2 storeys. 3-window range of C20 casements. C20 door
in gabled porch. The main stack has 2 chamfered recessed panels and 4 octagonal
shafts with moulded bases. Roof of left wing hipped at front, with plaster
coving below eaves, C18. At left end of main range, ovolo-moulded bargeboards,
c.1600. In right gable, C18 3-light window with casement replaced. The
interior of the main range has chamfered axial and transverse beams, chamfered
joists of horizontal section, and one transverse beam to left of the stack with
lamb's-tongue-and-bar stops; some original floorboards, jowled posts, close
studding, clasped purlin roof with arched wind-bracing, including some re-used
medieval rafters; and a moulded oak door. The left wing has in the right wall
some exposed close studding and an original window with 4 ovolo mullions.
Joists of horizontal section, some original oak panelling and C18 pine
panelling, and a clasped purlin roof. Moated site. RCHM 4.

Listing NGR: TL6841635709

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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