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Ranks Green Farm, Fairstead

Description: Ranks Green Farm

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 115376

OS Grid Reference: TL7504417901
OS Grid Coordinates: 575044, 217901
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8323, 0.5390

Location: Fairstead, Essex CM3 2BG

Locality: Fairstead
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM3 2BG

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

(north side)
Rank's Green Farmhouse

The address shall be amended to read:
(north side)

Rank's Green Farm


(north side)

2/23 Rank's Green Farmhouse


House. Early C18, altered in C20. Timber framed, weatherboarded, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays facing S, with approximately axial stack in
second bay from right, and early C19 stack in left end wall. Original
full-length lean-to at rear, forming a house comparable with the 'saltbox
houses' of New England. Large C20 gabled porch at right end. 2 storeys with
attics. 3-window range of C20 casements. 4-panel door in simple doorcase with
dentilled hood on scrolled brackets. Roof half-hipped. Pegged hardwood frame.
Chamfered axial beams with plain joists of vertical section. Clasped purlin
roof with ridge, without wind bracing. Large wood-burning hearth facing right,
the mantel bead chamfered with tomb's tongue stops. Wood-burning hearth facing
left, reduced for C19 grate. On first floor, small C18 wrought iron grate
facing left, a rare survival. Stair to rear of stack, with turned hardwood
posts and stick balusters.

Listing NGR: TL7504417901

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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