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Tinker's Green Farmhouse, Finchingfield

Description: Tinker's Green Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 115232

OS Grid Reference: TL6693636355
OS Grid Coordinates: 566936, 236355
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0005, 0.4304

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

1/90 Tinker's Green Farmhouse

- II

House. Late C16, altered in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays facing SE, with axial stack in middle bay.
Single-storey wing to left, of similar date. C20 extension to rear of right
end. One storey with attics. 3 C20 casements, 2 more in gabled dormers. The
right dormer has the date 1663 inscribed in the plaster, which may relate to the
insertion of the dormer. C20 door. Grouped diagonal shafts, rebuilt. The
interior has jowled posts, exposed heavy studding with curved braces trenched to
the inside, an edge-halved and bridled scarf in the front wallplate. Both
floors are on pegged clamps, but are original, although slightly raised. The
floor of the left bay has a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops,
supported at the left end on an original jowl with decorative serrated lower
border, and plain joists of horizontal section. In the rear wall is an original
window with 3 ovolo mullions and 4 saddle bars, now enclosed by the C20 exten-
sion. The main hearth, partly rebricked, has an original salt or spice
cupboard with pivoted door having a decorative inscribed design of lozenge
pattern. There are a number of early doors, including one on the first floor of
moulded oak planks, early C17 or original, and a 3-plank door on the ground
floor. The timber structure indicates that this house was built as a lobby-
entrance plan facing NW towards Tinker's Green, and the surviving window would
have then been at the front. Wall bracing SE of the central stack shows that
the present stair is in the position of the original stair, and that there was
never a doorway here. At some later time, probably when the Green was enclosed,
the house has been reversed to face SE. RCHM 34. The decorative jowl is
similar to one at Street Farmhouse, 7/10, (q.v.).

Listing NGR: TL6693636355

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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