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Rivett's Farmhouse, Finchingfield

Description: Rivett's Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 115233

OS Grid Reference: TL6737536672
OS Grid Coordinates: 567375, 236672
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0033, 0.4370

Location: Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4HN

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

1/91 Rivett's Farmhouse

- II

House. C16, extended in C18 and C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays aligned approx. N-S, late C16, probably the
crosswing of a hall house of which the remainder has been demolished. Entrance
elevation to S. Stair tower with lean-to roof to right of rear bay, c.1600, and
C18 extension following the same roof line in front of it. External stack on
left side, rebuilt c.1900. Rear stack, and 2-bay extension beyond, c.1600, with
C19 external stack at end. Single-storey lean-to extension in right rear angle,
C19. Front range 2 storeys with attics, rear range of 2 storeys. One C20
casement on ground floor, first floor and attic floor. Half-glazed door with
gabled porch, c1900. The interior of the front range has moulded transverse and
axial beams, posts chamfered with lamb's tongue stops and jowls cut to a scroll
profile, some exposed close studding, and original floorboards. The rear range
has a chamfered beam, plain joists of deep section, an edge-halved and bridled
scarf in the left wallplate, plain jowls, and original floorboards. The stair
tower has an original newel stair with newel-post of 16-sided section, with
turned balusters below the top-rail. There is a moulded 4-plank door on the
ground floor and a moulded 3-plank door on the first floor, both c.1600, and a
small area of early C17 oak panelling. RCHM 35.

Listing NGR: TL6737536672

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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