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The Old Parsonage, Finchingfield

Description: The Old Parsonage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 115215

OS Grid Reference: TL6866232686
OS Grid Coordinates: 568662, 232686
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9671, 0.4537

Location: The Pightle, Braintree CM7 4LB

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

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Listing Text

(south side)

7/73 The Old Parsonage
2.5.53 (formerly listed as
Parsonage Rouse)


House. C15, altered in Cl6, C17 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall facing NW with late C16 axial stack in
right bay, 3-bay crosswing at left end with external stack on left return wall,
and 2-bay crosswing at right end. Parallel range at rear, C17. Service range
to right, with thatched roof. 2 storeys, 3- window range of C20 casements.
6-panel door with top panels glazed. Late C16 bargeboards on left crosswing
carved with grotesque beasts. Grouped diagonal shafts. The right crosswing has
a chamfered binding beam with step stops, heavy plain joists jointed to it with
unrefined soffit tenons, an underbuilt jetty and diamond mortices for unglazed
windows, C15. The walls have been raised and the roof rebuilt on the line of
the main range in the Cl7. The hall has a C16 inserted floor with chamfered
axial and transverse beams, and plain joists of horizontal section jointed to
them with soffit tenons with diminished haunches. The walls have been raised and
the roof rebuilt in the C17. The left crosswing has a chamfered binding beam
with step stops, and it retains the original crownpost roof with axial braces.
A notable feature is the stair at the rear of the hall, late C16, rising in 2
straight flights with an intermediate landing, moulded handrail, and 8 chamfered
posts with lamb's tongue stops and elaborate moulded square finials. 5 doors of
moulded planks on ledges, c.1600. RCHM 17.

Listing NGR: TL6866232686

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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