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The White House, Finchingfield

Description: The White House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 115203

OS Grid Reference: TL6943934392
OS Grid Coordinates: 569439, 234392
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9821, 0.4659

Location: Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4JB

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

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Listing Text

(west side)

3/61 The White House


House. C15, altered in C16, C18 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roof
thatched. 2-bay hall, C15, facing SE, with late C16 axial stack at right end,
and 2-bay extension beyond, late C16. One-bay extension beyond, C18. C20
extensions to right and at rear. 2 storeys. 4 C20 casements on ground floor, 3
on first floor. Plain door, but main entrance is in right return wall. The
interior has jowled posts, heavy studding, 2 large wood-burning hearths. The
hall has a cambered tiebeam with deep arched braces almost meeting in the
middle, and a late C16 inserted floor consisting of chamfered transverse beam
with lamb's tongue stops, and longitudinal plain joists of horizontal section.
There are 3 inserted windows of early glazed type (1) with hollow-moulded
mullions, in right upper wall of hall, blocked by the stack (2) with ovolo-
moulded mullions in left lower wall of hall, blocked (3) in front upper wall of
hall, blocked. Roof inaccessible; the roof of the hall was originally of
crownpost construction, possibly rebuilt.

Listing NGR: TL6943934392

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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