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Description: Little Priory Farmhouse
Date Listed: 19 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 115528
OS Grid Reference: TL7428925685
OS Grid Coordinates: 574289, 225685
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9024, 0.5320
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TL 72 NW PANFIELD BRAINTREE ROAD
3/6 Little Priory Farmhouse
House. C17, altered in early C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with slate
and handmade red clay tiles, stacks of red brick and gault brick. 4 bays facing
NE with red brick stack one bay from left end against front wall. Extended to
left by one bay in C18 or C19. External stack of gault brick at right end.
Original rear wing of 2 bays to rear of main stack, with external end stack of
gault brick. C17 extension of 3 bays in right rear angle, parallel with main
range, and small C19 lean-to extension at right end. 2 storeys. 3-window range
of early C19 sashes of 16 lights, with crown glass. 6-panel door with lower
panels boarded. The front elevation has been raised approx. one metre in the
early C19, plastered with incised lines in imitation of ashlar, presenting a
hipped roof of shallow pitch with slates to the front, but retaining the steeply
pitched roof with tiles to the rear. Other roofs of tiles. The interior has
chamfered beams with lamb's-tongue-and-notch stops, plain joists of vertical
section (originally plastered to the soffits, some now exposed), jowled posts.
Large wood-burning hearth facing to left, with some renewed brickwork. Rear
hearth rebuilt in C20. Early C19 stair with wreathed rosewood rails, stick
balusters, 2 cast iron stanchions with guilloche and other motifs, and scrolled
tread ends. In rear wing, early C19 pine corner cupboard with profiled
Listing NGR: TL7433825692
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Source: English Heritage
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