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Little Troys, Faulkbourne

Description: Little Troys

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 115385

OS Grid Reference: TL7902316355
OS Grid Coordinates: 579023, 216355
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8171, 0.5959

Location: Faulkbourne, Essex CM8 1SL

Locality: Faulkbourne
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM8 1SL

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Listing Text


2/37 Little Troys


Wrongly shown on OS map as Troys Farm. Building of uncertain purpose, now a
house. Late C14/early C15, altered in late C16 and early C19. Timber framed,
plastered, roofed with slate. 4 bays facing NE with late C16 stack in second
bay from left, against rear wall. External stack at right end. Single-storey
extension to rear of right end. 2 storeys. 3-window range of sashes of 12
lights of which one on the ground floor and 2 on the first floor are early C19,
the others C20 replacements. Early C19 6-panel door, the top 2 panels glazed,
at front of gabled porch. Low-pitched roof with long projecting eaves.
Underbuilt jetty along whole length of front. Studding exposed internally in
right ground floor room, revealing blocked wide window with moulded jambs below
jetty. Solid braces of wide section jointed to binding beams, which appear to
be cambered on upper surface. Wide plain joists of heavy section, closely
spaced, across full span of building. Exceptional height at both storeys.
Steeply cranked tiebeams, with mortices and double pegging for crownposts.
Edge-halved and bridled scarf in front wallplate. Roof rebuilt above tiebeam
level. Mortices and wattle grooves for full-height partition between left bay
and the remainder, which originally was open. The unusual form of this
building, high but of relatively small span, very strongly constructed and
possibly with a cambered first floor, suggest that it may have been built as a
hunt standing or other special purpose building. The siting, on high ground on
the edge of the parish, facing inwards, tends to confirm this suggestion. The
ground falls away to the rear, making it unlikely that it was the crosswing of a
larger house extending to the SW.

Listing NGR: TL7902316355

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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