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Priory Farmhouse, Earls Colne

Description: Priory Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 115900

OS Grid Reference: TL8551228982
OS Grid Coordinates: 585512, 228982
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9284, 0.6967

Location: A1124, Earls Colne, Essex CO6 2LR

Locality: Earls Colne
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO6 2LR

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Listing Text

(north side)

8/52 Priory Farmhouse


House. Mid-C16, mid-C17 and early C19, altered in C20. Timber framed,
roughcast rendered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Mid-C16 middle range
facing S, mid-C17 wing at right end extending forwards, early C19 wing at left
end extending forwards, forming a half-H plan. Axial stack at right end of
middle range, external stack to rear of left wing. Lean-to conservatory to left
of Left wing, single-storey extension with hipped roof to rear of right-wing. 2
storeys. Ground floor, one C20 casement and one C18 sash of 12 lights. First
floor, 2 C20 casements. No windows at front of left wing. 6-panel door, the
upper 4 panels glazed, with simple flat canopy. Recessed panel with inscribed
date 1835 in right stack. Stop-chamfered beams, moulded joists with vine-leaf
carving. Original fireplaces. Roofs of main range rebuilt in C19. The name is
misleading, for this was a copyhold tenement of the Earldom manor, the main
range probably built for Joan, second wife of Thomas Rolte in 1540.

Listing NGR: TL8551228982

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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