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Brickhouse Farmhouse, Colne Engaine

Description: Brickhouse Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 115851

OS Grid Reference: TL8527931260
OS Grid Coordinates: 585279, 231260
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9490, 0.6946

Location: Brickhouse Road, Colne Engaine, Essex CO6 2HJ

Locality: Colne Engaine
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO6 2HJ

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Listing Text

(north-east side)

3/2 Brickhouse Farmhouse

- II

House. Mainly c.1590, incorporating medieval fragment, altered in C19. Mainly
plastered brick, with some plastered timber framing, roofed with handmade red
clay tiles. Main range facing W, with axial stack to left of centre, forming a
lobby-entrance. Timber framed and plastered stair-tower to rear of right end,
with C19 internal stack, and C20 single-storey flat-roofed extension beyond.
C19 single-storey extension with axial stack to rear of left end, and C20
lean-to extension with roof of corrugated asbestos to right of it. 2 storeys,
with disused attics. 4-window range of CL9 casements. C20 half-glazed door in
gabled brick porch. 5 iron ties with S-plates sunk in plaster. Shaped
sprockets below eaves. Chimney shaft rebuilt in C19. Brick porch on left
return. To left of the stack 2 transverse beams and 2 bridging beams, all
chamfered with lamb's tongue stops, and chamfered joists of horizontal section,
mainly plastered in. To right of the stack, one moulded transverse beam, and
one chamfered transverse beam and 2 chamfered bridging beams with lamb's tongue
stops, joists plastered in; the moulded beam is repaired at the rear end. The
left ground-floor hearth is wood-burning, with a chamfered mantel beam with
lamb's tongue stops; the right ground-floor hearth is wood-burning, with a
rebuilt arch. The left first-floor hearth has chamfered jambs and 4-centred
arch, with original plaster. The attic floor comprises 4 transverse beams and 4
bridging beams, all chamfered with lamb's tongue stops, joists plastered in. The
roof is of heavy clasped purlin construction, some rafters replaced. Exposed
internally in the front wall of the left ground floor room is a fragment of the
timber framed wall of a medieval hall house, the wallplate approximately 2.10
metres above floor level, the studs approximately 0.40 metre apart; it is not
clear whether other parts of the medieval structure are present elsewhere. The
stair tower has been divided into 2 storeys; a short length of stair at the top
may be original. In the rear wall of it is an original window, blocked
internally by the intruded stack, plastered over externally. An original
moulded oak door is at the head of this short stair. A C17/early C18 painted
7-panel door is at the foot of the attic stair. RCHM 7 reports 'at the back an
original window with a moulded frame', probably the blocked window described

Listing NGR: TL8527931260

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Source: English Heritage

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