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Withies Green Farmhouse, Cressing

Description: Withies Green Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 116358

OS Grid Reference: TL7946322732
OS Grid Coordinates: 579463, 222732
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8743, 0.6056

Location: Hollies Road, Braintree CM7 8DY

Locality: Cressing
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 8DY

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Listing Text

TL 72 SE

1/32 Withies Green Farmhouse


Wrongly shown on OS map as Withie's Farm. House. Circa 1580, altered and
extended in 1983. Timber framed, ground storey clad with red brick in stretcher
bond, upper storey plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 4 bays
facing S, comprising a short chimney bay, a long bay to each side of it, and a
short cross-entry bay at the left end. Large extensions to left and rear, 1983.
2-storey porch rebuilt 1983. 2 storeys and attics. 2 C20 casements on ground
floor, 4 on first floor, C20 door at front of porch. Central stack rebuilt
above roof in C20. Jowled posts. Heavy studding with curved tension braces
trenched to the inside. Full length underbuilt jetty to front. Chamfered
transverse and axial beams, mainly with lamb's tongue stops, but with step stops
immediately to left of stack. Chamfered joists of horizontal section mainly
with lamb's tongue stops, some step stops. Studded partition between
cross-entry and left long bay removed and later rebuilt. C20 brick nogging as
decor. Wide wood-burning hearth facing left, rear jamb 0.33 metre wide with
original cupboard recess, front jamb 0.23 metre wide. Smaller hearth back to
back with it, both jambs 0.33 metre wide. Frame charred at left end, by fire
c.1982 which destroyed another building to the left. Face-halved and bladed
scarf in rear wallplate. Early C17 framed floor over upper storey, chamfered
axial beams with lamb's tongue stops, plain joists of square section. Shutter
groove near middle of rear wallplate, for unglazed window to ventilate open
hearths, probably on site of original stair. Rebated hardwood floorboards in
attic. Clasped purlin roof with rafters of vertical section and collars at
half-bay intervals. Unusual decorative curved bracing in right gable, more
typical of Midlands style of framing.

Listing NGR: TL7946322732

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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