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Hopkins Farmhouse, Belchamp Walter

Description: Hopkins Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 115722

OS Grid Reference: TL7995639454
OS Grid Coordinates: 579956, 239454
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0243, 0.6215

Location: Belchamp Walter, Essex CO10 7BB

Locality: Belchamp Walter
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 7BB

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Listing Text

TL 73 NE

3/4 Hopkins Farmhouse
- II

Farmhouse. C15 or earlier and c.1600. Timber framed and plastered with peg
tile roof which is half-hipped with gables at west end and has small gabled
terminations at the front and rear of the east end. Of one storey with attics
but with 2 low floors at east end. The front has an off-centre, open gabled and
peg tile roofed C20 porch and one gabled dormer. The rear roof slope has 2
similar dormers. Off-centre on the ridge line is a stack with 4 octagonal
shafts. Windows are C20 casements with small panes. A medium sized farmer open
hall house of 'in line' type, with inserted floor with stop chamfered joists and
late C16 large stack, with semi-circular inglenook to hall. This has a moulded
timber mantel bead. The central posts and tiebeams survive with heavy, flat
chamfered arch braces and simple soot-blackened crown post roof with thin
straight bracing. c.1600 the low end was rebuilt as 2 storeys with the curious,
'reversed assembly' gabled terminations and moulded corbels. One truss of this
phase has a raised collar with arch braces. The west or high end bay was also
widened at this time. In this west room is an elaborate late C18 corner
cupboard with serpentine shelves and raised and fielded panel doors and painted
putt in the spandrels. RCHM 6.

Listing NGR: TL7995639454

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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