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Cross Farmhouse, Great Bardfield

Description: Cross Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115348

OS Grid Reference: TL6948030506
OS Grid Coordinates: 569480, 230506
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9472, 0.4646

Location: Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4QH

Locality: Great Bardfield
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 4QH

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Listing Text


3/209 Cross Farmhouse(formerly
21.12.67 listed in the parish of
Finchingfield under

House. Circa 1600, extended in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 2 bays of main range, originally longer, facing SE,
with axial stack in left bay, forming a lobby-entrance. 2-bay crosswing to
left. Single-storey lean-to extension to rear of main range. Large C20
extension to left of crosswing. 2 storeys and attic. 3-window range of mid-C19
sashes with marginal lights. In attic gable, one C18 3-light window with
wrought iron casement and rectangular leaded panes. C20 door, with early C19
simple hood on scrolled brackets. Old chevron pattern pargetting in panels.
Left return wall of crosswing has exposed framing, with an original window of 4
lights with ovolo mullions at ground floor, and a similar blocked window above.
A C17 3-light window with wrought iron casement has been re-sited in the rear
lean-to. Some imitation framing exposed at rear. The interior has jowled
posts, clasped purlin roof, and a large wood-burning hearth facing main range,
with initials M.B. and A.L. inscribed on mantel beam. There are some introduced
features, c.1950, including re-sited wall framing and beams and a C17 stair with
turned balusters, reportedly from Hempstead.

Listing NGR: TL6948030506

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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