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Readings Farmhouse, Wethersfield

Description: Readings Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 March 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 115607

OS Grid Reference: TL7494631366
OS Grid Coordinates: 574946, 231366
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9533, 0.5444

Location: Wethersfield, Essex CM7 4DH

Locality: Wethersfield
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 4DH

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Listing Text

(east side)

1/93 Readings Farmhouse
17.3.82 (formerly listed under
Blackmore End)

- II

House. C.1600, altered in C19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays facing SW, with internal stack in second bay
from left end against rear wall. Extended to left by one bay in C18/C19, with
C19 and C20 extensions to rear of it. One storey with attics. 3 horizontally
sliding sashes of 24 lights on ground floor, and 2 of 18 lights in gabled
dormers, all C20 accurate reproductions of C19 originals. C20 door. Original
sprockets below eaves at front and back. The interior has jowled posts, curved
tension braces trenched inside studs, chamfered axial beams with lamb's tongue
stops, plain joists of horizontal section, original floorboards. All floors
raised in 1983. Face-halved and bladed scarfs in wallplates, clasped purlin
roof. Large wood-burning hearth facing to right.

Listing NGR: TL7494631366

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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