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Highwoods Farmhouse, Greenstead Green and Halstead Rural

Description: Highwoods Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 115993

OS Grid Reference: TL7946229626
OS Grid Coordinates: 579462, 229626
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9362, 0.6092

Location: Greenstead Green, Essex CO9 1SP

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

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Listing Text

HALSTEAD RURAL (south-west side)

4/155 Highwoods Farmhouse

- II

House. Cl6, altered in C17/18, extended in C20. Timber framed, plastered,
roofed with handmade red plain tiles. C16 3-bay crosswing of parallelogram plan
aligned N-S (entrance elevation to N) with 2 external stacks to left. C17/18
wing to right (on site of former open hall) with Cl7 internal stack at the
junction, and C20 extension beyond. Lean-to extension in front right angle,
forming a catslide with the crosswing. Large C20 extensions of 2 and one
storeys to rear right. 2 storeys. In crosswing, one-window range of early C19
sashes of 16 lights. To right of it, 2-window range of C20 casements. C20 door
in catslide extension. Additional C20 door in recessed porch in right return.
The C16 crosswing has chamfered axial beams with step stops, plain joists of
horizontal section, some jowled storey posts, face-halved and bladed scarfs in
both wallplates, clasped purlin roof. An original ground-floor partition
between the 2 front bays has been removed. Groove for sliding shutter in rear
wall. Brick base of bread oven behind internal stack, oven demolished. Wide
wood-burning hearth facing to left, C20 grate to right.

Listing NGR: TL7946229626

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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