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Barn Approximately 25 Metres West of Nortofts Farmhouse, Finchingfield

Description: Barn Approximately 25 Metres West of Nortofts Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115249

OS Grid Reference: TL7048031579
OS Grid Coordinates: 570480, 231579
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9566, 0.4796

Location: B1053, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4NX

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

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Listing Text

(south side)

4/107 Barn approx 25 metres
west of Nortofts
(Formerly listed as Barn
21.12.67 at Nortofts under
Outlying Items)
- II*

Barn. Late C16, altered in C17 and C20. Timber framed, mainly plastered, part
weatherboarded, roofed with plastic-coated corrugated iron. 5 bays aligned
NW-SE, with 2 aisles. C17 midstrey to NE. Original brick plinth, of red brick
in English bond, approx. 1 metre high on SW side where land falls away to a
ditch, 0.5 metre high and plastered on NE side, and exposed below all arcade
posts. Jowled posts. Edge-halved and bridled scarfs in wallplates and arcade
plates. Heavy studding with curved braces trenched to the outside. Arched
braces to tiebeams and arcade plates. Straight raking shores to arcade posts.
Normal assembly at eaves. Clasped purlin roof with serpentine wind bracing, a
rare feature. Damaged by whirlwind in 1982, tiles removed then and replaced by
present roof cladding, but frame undamaged. An exceptionally complete frame of
high quality, the only surviving building of a former manorial complex. RCHM

Listing NGR: TL7048031579

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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