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Butlers Hall Farmhouse, Bulmer

Description: Butlers Hall Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 115774

OS Grid Reference: TL8361837408
OS Grid Coordinates: 583618, 237408
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0047, 0.6737

Location: Bulmer, Essex CO10 7EF

Locality: Bulmer
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 7EF

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Listing Text

TL 83 NW

4/57 Butlers Hall Farmhouse
7.8.52 (formerly listed as
- II* "Butlers Hall")

House. C15 and early C17. Timber framed and plastered but with some framing
exposed on west elevation. Roofs are of peg tile and gabled with large ridge
line stack of 4 octagonal shafts and smaller 'L' stack towards north end. Of
'L' plan shape but with gabled crosswing, off-centre on long side. Of 2 storeys
with attics and windows are double hung sashes with small panes. Old lean-to
porch against crosswing with curved arched door head. House composed of 3 main
builds with the formerly jettied C15/C16 crosswing as the earliest stage. To
the south of this is an 'L' shaped 2 storey house of the late C16/early C17 with
substantial timber framing. The posts are jowled and the ground floor timbers
are moulded and chamfered. Internal wall bracing and arch braces to tie beams,
all of a markedly flat profile. Roof has 2 sets of butt purlins in each plane,
the upper with long curving wind bracing. Floor has double spine beams and
soffit tenon with diminished haunches on the floor joists. Scarf joints are
halved and bladed. Large stack with back to back inglenook fireplaces and 2
arch headed fireplaces on the upper floors. 2 of the upper roofs have C17
panelled partitions witn carved friezes. Small, later stair tower on the rear.
The short block, north of the crosswing, is basically C17, with a side purlin
wind braced roof much altered. Its ground floor front elevation has a pair of
large buttresses. RCHM 4.

Listing NGR: TL8361837408

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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