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Description: Fowler's Farmhouse
Date Listed: 29 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116365
OS Grid Reference: TL7792821905
OS Grid Coordinates: 577928, 221905
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8673, 0.5829
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CRESSING BRAINTREE ROAD
TL 72 SE (east side)
1/40 Fowler's Farmhouse
House. Circa 1400, extended in C18 and C19. Timber framed and brick,
plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2 bays aligned NE-SW; C18
single-storey extension to SE, with end stack, and lean-to extension to SW;
mid-C19 brick range to NW, now forming entrance range, with 2 internal rear
stacks. 2 storeys and cellar. Ground floor, 2 pairs of sashes, each of 2 + 2
horizontal lights with crown glass, mid-C19; first floor, 2 similar sashes, and
central sash of 4 + 4 vertical lights. Central 4-panel door in gabled porch of
plastered brick with C19 serpentine bargeboards. Similar sashes in each return
of the entrance range. The middle range is jettied at both ends, with at the NE
end 3 wide plain brackets and an early C19 sash of 10 + 10 lights on each floor,
and at the SW end 2 wide plain brackets and a horizontal sash of 6 + 6 lights on
the ground floor. This range has a boxed-in binding beam, joists plastered to
the soffits, and a crownpost roof with cross-quadrate central crownpost with
broach stops and wide 4-way rising braces. The rear extension has primary
straight bracing, and incorporates some re-used medieval timber. The middle
range was originally the crosswing of an open hall which extended to lilt or SE,
the remainder demolished. A cambered tiebeam in the present service range may
be from it.
Listing NGR: TL7792821905
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Source: English Heritage
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