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Saxons, Finchingfield

Description: Saxons

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115192

OS Grid Reference: TL6844532774
OS Grid Coordinates: 568445, 232774
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9679, 0.4506

Location: Bridge Street, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4JX

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

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Listing Text

(south-east side)
7/49 (Bridge Street)
Saxons (formerly listed
as Nos.1/2 (Saxons))


House. Of builds, early C15 or earlier and mid-C16, altered in C19 and C20.
Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Facing NW. 2-
bay crosswing at left, early C15 or earlier, of a hall house of which the
remainder has been demolished, with Cl9 external stack at rear. 2-bay range at
right, mid-C16, with axial stack of c.1600 at the junction, forming a lobby-
entrance. C19 single-storey extension with slate roof to rear of right end.
Single-storey lean-to extension to rear of middle part, incorporating a gabled
2-storey part which may represent the earlier stair tower, but now mainly C20.
2 storeys. 4-window range of C20 casements, C20 door. Both parts were
originally jettied to the front, now underbuilt. Roof hipped and gabled at
right end, The crosswing has large plain joists of horizontal section jointed
to the binding beam with unrefined central tenons, exposed in the front bay,
plastered to the soffits in the rear bay, jowled posts, cambered tiebeam with
arched braces, and crownpost roof. The central tiebeam is square with 4-way
arched braces. The roof was originally gabled to the front, now altered to a
hip but otherwise complete. The main range has a chamfered binding beam with
step stops, chamfered bridging beams, and plain joists of horizontal section
jointed with soffit tenons with diminished haunches. The upper storey has
jowled posts, close studding, diamond mortices for an unglazed window at the
right end, and a crownpost roof with thin axial braces. The stack has a
chamfered mantel beam with lamb's tongue stops. The 1960 Schedule states that
this house was recorded by the RCHM as no. 20, but the map on p. 94 of the RCHM
Inventory shows that this is incorrect.

Listing NGR: TL6844532774

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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