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Parley Beams Farmhouse, Greenstead Green and Halstead Rural

Description: Parley Beams Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 June 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 115984

OS Grid Reference: TL8378729076
OS Grid Coordinates: 583787, 229076
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9298, 0.6717

Location: A1124, Greenstead Green, Essex CO6 2NW

Locality: Greenstead Green and Halstead Rural
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO6 2NW

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Listing Text

HALSTEAD RURAL (south-west side)

5/145 Parley Beams
21.6.62 Farmhouse

- II

House. C14 or earlier, C16 and early C19. Timber framed, plastered with facade
of gault brick in Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Complex
plan comprising a main range facing N with 2 stacks in the rear pitch of the
roof, with slate-roofed lean-to extension to rear; C16 wing to rear right with 2
axial stacks; 2-bay crosswing at left end of main range, probably late C14; and
wider range to rear with one external stack to the left; the whole forming a
U-plan. 2 storeys. 4-window range of early C19 tripartite sashes of 4:12:4
lights in flat arches of gauged brick. Off-centre 6-panel door, the 2 top
panels glazed, with Tuscan pilasters fluted on the upper two-thirds, entablature
with roundels over each pilaster, and open pediment with central motif of
coupled diamonds. Plain parapet, gablet hip at each end of main roof. Windows
elsewhere are mainly small-paned sashes with moulded surrounds. On the left
flank is a C17 wooden window with wrought iron casement and rectangular leaded
lights. The rear lean-to has a late C17 recessed door with moulded architrave
with central keystone in painted wood, and elaborate moulded cornice over. A
house of considerable complexity reflecting numerous rebuildings over a long
period. The C14 left crosswing has a heavy crownpost roof with the remains of a
louvre. The wing to rear of it formerly had a crownpost roof, but now has an
elaborate series of arched collars, each nailed to a rafter, to form a pointed
wagon ceiling. This range has been truncated at the front end. The main range
has a wind-braced butt-purlin roof with queen posts and high arched collars. To
the rear is a typical C17 gabled stair tower now forming a room on the first
floor. Much simple C17 panelling. Early C19 staircase, panelling, doors and
corner cupboard.

Listing NGR: TL8378729076

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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