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Gold Rill and Rotten End Farmhouse, Wethersfield

Description: Gold Rill and Rotten End Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115715

OS Grid Reference: TL7301729403
OS Grid Coordinates: 573017, 229403
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9362, 0.5154

Location: Water Hall Lane, Wethersfield, Essex CM7 4AL

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

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Listing Text

(west side)

3/203 Gold Rill and Rotten
End Farmhouse (formerly
21.12.67 both listed as Rotten
End Farmhouse)


House, now divided into 2 houses. Late C16, altered in C19 and C20. Timber
framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3-bay main range facing
E with C18/C19 axial stack and C17 external stack at left end. 3-bay crosswing
at right end, extending forwards, with C19 central stack and C19/C20 stair
extension in front angle, with catslide from roof of crosswing. C20
single-storey extensions at left end. 5-window range of C20 casements, one in
the attic gable and one in flat-roofed dormer. 2 C20 doors with shallow
canopies. Hipped gablet at left end. 2 storeys and attics. The interior has
jowled posts, close studding with interior 'Suffolk' bracing, chamfered beams
with lamb's tongue stops, plain joists of horizontal section, face-halved and
bladed scarfs in the wallplates, clasped purlin roof with arched wind-bracing.
Framed stair trap in left bay, blocked. Fragment of 4-centred doorhead in
partition between 2 left bays. C16/C17 ledged door of splay-rebated planks in
left bay, not in original position. Blocked original window in rear wall of
right bay of main range with 2 mullions moulded to an unusual profile, with
mortices for saddle bars, and groove for sliding shutter, and other shutter
grooves elsewhere, for early glazed windows. The plan is unusual, in that there
is pegging for an original partition between the middle and right bays of the
main range, and on the first floor there is no original partition between the 2
left bays. Solid tread stair to attic of crosswing. RCHM 41.

Listing NGR: TL7301729403

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Source: English Heritage

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