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Plaistowgreen Farmhouse, Greenstead Green and Halstead Rural

Description: Plaistowgreen Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 115991

OS Grid Reference: TL8076928056
OS Grid Coordinates: 580769, 228056
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9217, 0.6273

Location: Plaistow Green Road, Greenstead Green, Essex CO9 1QA

Locality: Greenstead Green and Halstead Rural
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO9 1QA

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Listing Text

HALSTEAD RURAL (south side)

5/153 Plaistowgreen

- II

House. Mid-C16, altered in C17 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red plain tiles. 3 bays facing NW, with C17 external stack at right
end and C19/20 external stack at left end. Full-length lean-to extension to
rear, of which the left part forms an open loggia. 2 storeys. 3-window range
of C20 casements. C20 door. Full-length jetty, plastered over, with 4 original
brackets exposed. Gablet hip at each end of roof. Jowled posts, close studding
partly exposed internally, edge-halved and bridled scarfs in wallplates. The
interior was originally divided into a short left bay comprising the service
end, and 2 longer bays comprising the 'hall' and cross-entry, with equivalent
chambers over. The original front doorway is blocked; the original rear doorway
continues in use with rebated doorposts and a hollow-chamfered 4-centred arched
head. The partition wall to the left of the cross-entry has been removed, but
had 2 doorways through, asymmetrically arranged; the chamfered bridging beam
between the doorways does not exhibit evidence of a partition between 2 service
rooms. On the first floor this partition remains, and exhibits original
patterned daub. The binding beam across the 'hall' is moulded on both sides
with an ogee and hollow, with one swept stop only. A wide opening in the
studding indicates the position of a former original rear chimney, probably
timber-framed; this is confirmed by woodsmoke staining on the wallplate. The
tiebeam below the right gablet has been removed; ceilings have been inserted in
the C17 in both upper rooms, the beams chamfered with lamb's tongue stops.
Side-purlin roof with arched wind-bracing. The large wood-burning hearth at the
right end has been reduced for a C20 grate. RCHM 10.

Listing NGR: TL8076928056

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Source: English Heritage

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