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Fisher's Farmhouse, Wethersfield

Description: Fisher's Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 115711

OS Grid Reference: TL7449028989
OS Grid Coordinates: 574490, 228989
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9321, 0.5366

Location: Wethersfield, Essex CM7 5JL

Locality: Wethersfield
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 5JL

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Listing Text

END (south side)

3/199 Fisher's Farmhouse


House. C16 and C17, altered in early C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 3-bay main range facing E with C19 axial stack in
right bay. Early C17 2-bay crosswing to left extending to rear, with C19
central stack. C20 flat-roofed 2-storey extension in rear angle. C18/C19
single-storey extension with central stack behind right end of main range. 2
storeys. Ground floor, 2 early C19 sashes of 20 lights and one slatted larder
window. First floor, early C19 sashes of 20, 20, 12 and 16 lights respectively.
The larder at the right end of the main range has an early brick floor. The
main range, originally of one storey, was raised approx. 1.50 metres in the C18
or C19. The early C17 inserted floor has chamfered axial and transverse beams
with lamb's tongue stops, and joists (plastered to the soffits) supported on
pegged clamps. A pair of curved braces rise at a shallow angle to support the
middle of the floor, with Jacobean fretted ornament and a moulded square boss at
the apex, where they meet the axial beam. Jowled posts, close studding with
arched braces trenched to the inside. The crosswing has posts with jowls at
both storeys, the lower jowls ornamented with elaborate mouldings, and in one
case with a carved design of a diamond within a diamond, defaced. The right girt
has dentils carved in the solid, a rare feature in a timber framed house. Close
studding partly exposed. At the front there are remains of frieze windows at
both levels, the small side windows blocked but probably intact, the central
windows replaced by early C19 sashes. Original rebated floorboards. Both roofs
rebuilt in softwood. On the Chapman and Andr'e map of 1777 this farm is shown as
New House. This house has unusual Jacobean ornament.

Listing NGR: TL7449028989

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Source: English Heritage

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