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Description: Wat Hobbs Farmhouse
Date Listed: 13 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 115516
OS Grid Reference: TL7595214912
OS Grid Coordinates: 575952, 214912
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8052, 0.5507
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TERLING WAT HOBBS LANE
TL 71 SE
5/168 Wat Hobbs Farmhouse
House. Mid-C16, altered in C18 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays facing S with axial stack in right bay, and C20
external stacks to left and rear of left bay. Single-storey lean-to extension
to rear. C18 one-bay extension to right, with C20 extension to rear and end
stack. 2 storeys. 4-window range of early C19 sashes of 16 lights with crown
glass. C20 half-glazed door with gabled hood in line with internal stack. Roof
hipped at left end. Jowled posts, close studding. In left bay, plain joists of
horizontal section arranged longitudinally, partly plastered to the soffits, and
original floorboards. In middle bay, chamfered axial beam with step stops. Rear
storey post between middle and right bays severed for inserted doorway, tiebeam
moved to right. Large wood-burning hearth facing left blocked, C18 hearth
facing right reduced for C20 grate, upper part of stack rebuilt in C18.
Unsooted crownpost roof with original gablet hip at left (altered to a plain hip
externally in the C18), axial bracing, right part of collar-purlin replaced in
softwood. Edge-halved and bridled scarf in front wallplate. This holding, with
only 5 acres, is mentioned under the present name in a rental of 1475. It is
recorded in indentures of 1605, 1626 and 1651 as having 24 acres (Essex Record
Office, DIDM M.169 and D/DRa T.132).
Listing NGR: TL7595214912
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Source: English Heritage
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