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Description: Palmer's Farmhouse
Date Listed: 30 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 116039
OS Grid Reference: TL8617424919
OS Grid Coordinates: 586174, 224919
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8917, 0.7042
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TL 82 SE COGGESHALL
6/8 Palmer's Farmhouse
House. C16, altered in C17, C18 and 1987. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red plain tiles. Comprises (1) mid-C16 left crosswing of 3 bays,
(2) late C16 right crosswing of 3 bays, (3) late C16 main range facing SE with
axial stack at right end, (4) C18 bay to rear of right crosswing, and (5) C20
single-storey lean-to extension beyond, (6) 2 C18 gabled wings to rear of main
range. The whole comprises an approximately rectangular plan. 2 storeys.
4-window range of C20 casements. C20 gabled porch (without door at time of
survey, March 1987). Hipped roof enclosing both crosswings, with 4 gables to
rear. The left crosswing has jowled posts, an underbuilt jetty, chamfered
binding beams with mitre stops, chamfered joists of horizontal section with step
stops, arranged longitudinally in front bay to support former jetty,
transversely elsewhere, with early hardwood floorboards. Studded partition
between middle and rear bays at both storeys, with original wattle and daub
infill. Tiebeam between front and middle bay missing. Much renewed studding in
rear wall, and some softwood rafters over rear bay. Original clasped purlin
roof elsewhere. The right crosswing has a chamfered binding beam with lamb's
tongue stops, plain joists of horizontal section, jowled posts, cambered
tiebeams. The main range has in the rear ground-floor wall an original unglazed
window with 2 diamond mullions, altered in the C16 for glazing, with one of 3
diamond saddle bars and an inserted head. Chamfered axial beam with lamb's
tongue stops, plain joists of horizontal section. Clasped purlin roof. Main
stack rebuilt in 1987. At the time of inspection, March 1987, a major
renovation was in progress. The frame of the first-floor rooms of the main
range and right crosswing was almost wholly concealed by plasterboard, left
crosswing still unaltered. The tithe award of 1841 shows that the farm
comprised 101 acres (then in the parish of Feering, Essex Record Office, D/CT
Listing NGR: TL8617424919
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Source: English Heritage
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