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Description: Fox and Pheasant Farmhouse
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 116008
OS Grid Reference: TL8807028925
OS Grid Coordinates: 588070, 228925
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9271, 0.7339
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TL 82 NE WHITE COLNE COLCHESTER ROAD
6/176 Fox and Pheasant
House. Late medieval and mid-C16. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red plain tiles. One bay survives from a late medieval hall house,
facing S. Mid-C16 extension of one short bay to right of it. Mid-C16
long-jetty house of 3 long and one short bays to left of it, with late C16 brick
stack in second bay from right. C18 external stack at left end, with small
lean-to extension in front of it. Single-storey rear extension, possibly a
converted outbuilding, forming an irregular T-plan. One storey with attics and
2 storeys. Ground floor, 2 splayed bays of C20 casements under long jetty, and
one C20 casement. First floor, 3 C20 and 2 C19 casements. Half-glazed door in
C20 flat-roofed porch on octagonal posts. Gablet hip at left end of roof.
Jowled posts, close studding with straight and curved 'Suffolk' bracing trenched
inside. Chamfered axial beams without stops. Chamfered joists of horizontal
section, exposed in short entrance bay at right end of long-jetty house. All
the main framing members and the joists have unusual chamfer-stops, similar to
step stops but with the corners cut back. Cambered tiebeam. The late medieval
bay has a crownpost roof with axial bracing and barefaced lap-dovetail collars,
unsooted. The long-jetty house has a crownpost roof with axial bracing,
edge-halved and bridled scarf in the collar-purlin, down-bracing to the cambered
tiebeam, some smoke-blackened re-used rafters in the hip, and original
partitions of plastered wattle and daub. Numerous unglazed windows with shutter
grooves, mostly blocked. Early C19 winder stair with stick balusters. Early
C19 fireplace at left end with plaster moulded in high relief depicting a hare,
a deer, a bird and several hounds. RCHM 2.
Listing NGR: TL8807028925
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Source: English Heritage
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