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The Fox Public House, Finchingfield

Description: The Fox Public House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115189

OS Grid Reference: TL6842432846
OS Grid Coordinates: 568424, 232846
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9686, 0.4503

Location: B1053, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4JX

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

7/46 The Fox Public House
21.12.67 (Formerly listed as The
Fox Inn)


House, now a public house. Circa 1500, altered in C17 and C20. Timber framed,
plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Hall house with 2 crosswings
facing S, with axial stack in right bay of hall, external stack on left return
wall. C19 rear wing at left end of red brick and flint with slate roof, one
storey with attics. C20 single-storey flat roofed extension behind hall.
Single-storey extension behind right crosswing. 2 storeys. 2-window range of
Gothic Revival casements with moulded labels, C20 splayed bay window and C20
casement above. 2 C20 doors. Grouped diagonal shafts behind ridge. Both
crosswings were originally jettied, now both underbuilt, and the front wall of
the hall rebuilt on the same line. Rear wall raised approx. 1.5 metres in
C17/C18 and roof rebuilt as a continuous range. The hearths have been rebuilt
at ground floor level. In the left crosswing one original bracket to the jetty
is exposed, with curved tension bracing trenched inside close studding. The
right crosswing has a chamfered binding beam with step stops, jowled posts,
cambered tiebeam with arched braces to it, and crownpost roof with axial braces
incorporated in the later main roof. RCHM 24.

Listing NGR: TL6842432846

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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