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Baggarett's Farmhouse, White Colne

Description: Baggarett's Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 116029

OS Grid Reference: TL8711431933
OS Grid Coordinates: 587114, 231933
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9544, 0.7216

Location: White Colne, Essex CO6 2QH

Locality: White Colne
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO6 2QH

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Listing Text

(west side)

3/197 Baggarett's Farmhouse


House. C15 and C16, altered in C20. Timber framed, partly plastered with
exposed framing, mainly clad with red brick in Flemish bond, roofed with
handmade red plain tiles. 2-bay hall facing E, with mid-C16 stack in right bay
against rear wall. 2-bay original parlour/solar crosswing to left, extended
forwards by 2 bays in early C16, with internal stack between. C20 crosswing to
right, extending forwards to complete a half-H plan, with central stack. C20
single-storey extensions to right of it. 2 storeys. All windows are C20
casements. C20 door. The gables at front and back are plastered. The exposed
framing at the front of the hall retains the sill and transom of a large
unglazed window in the left bay, now reduced by inserted studding and inserted
moulded mullions to a small first-floor window. The C20 doors at front and back
are in the original apertures. The butt of the central transverse beam of the
mid-C16 inserted floor is visible externally. Original sprockets below eaves.
Jowled posts, close studding. The inserted floor is entirely moulded with
multiple rolls and cavettos - the transverse beam, the longitudinal bridging
beams, the joists of horizontal section, and the pegged clamps which support
their outer ends. The mantel beam of the wide wood-burning hearth is similarly
moulded; some of the brickwork has been repaired with early bricks. A doorway
between the bays of the hall, with double-ogee moulded jambs and
hollow-chamfered 4-centred arch, is a C20 insertion, re-sited from this or
another medieval building. The middle and right trusses of the hall have
cambered tiebeams, chamfered with step stops, each retaining one of 2 deep
arched braces; the right tiebeam is unchamfered on the right side, indicating
that the structure of the present hall was originally butted against an earlier
building - now replaced by the C20 crosswing. Crownpost roof, all rafters and
collars original, octagonal crownpost with step stops and axial bracing, rafter
holes, all heavily smoked-blackened. The front wallplate is rebated for hinged
shutters. The original left crosswing has a moulded binding beam and moulded
joists of horizontal section, all with broach stops. The braces to the central
tiebeam are C20 insertions; there is no access to the roof. The 2-bay forward
extension has a chamfered binding beam, plain joists of horizontal section, and
a crownpost roof with thin axial bracing. The right crosswing incorporates much
re-used hardwood. This house is of exceptional quality throughout, almost
certainly a manor house. A major renovation in the 1930s has introduced some
re-used components and some imitation work, but without adversely affecting the
original structure.

Listing NGR: TL8711431933

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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