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Cresley's Farmhouse, Cressing

Description: Cresley's Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116376

OS Grid Reference: TL8002519458
OS Grid Coordinates: 580025, 219458
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8447, 0.6121

Location: Temple Lane, Cressing, Essex CM7 8PF

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

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Listing Text

TL 71 NE (east side)

4/51 Cresley's Farmhouse


Wrongly shown on OS map as New House. House. Early C17, extended in C20.
Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 4 bays facing
SW, with axial stack in second bay from right end, and partly external stack at
left end. Long early C20 wing behind left end, connecting house with C18/19
ancillary building, and C20 extension in E angle, with rear jetty. 2 storeys.
3 C20 casements on ground floor, 4 on first floor, and 2 in gabled dormers. C20
door at front of gabled porch. Ovolo-moulded cornices on both stacks. 4
grouped octagonal shafts on main stack, 2 on left stack. Jowled posts, heavy
studding with primary straight bracing, chamfered axial beams in all rooms on
both storeys. All have lamb's tongue stops except that in the right ground
floor room, which has lamb's tongues and additional notches. Plain joists of
vertical section. On the ground floor the left stack has a C20 grate; the main
stack has a wide wood-burning hearth with brick depressed arch facing left, and
a smaller, similar hearth facing right, reduced for a C20 grate. On the first
floor both hearths of the main stack have brick depressed arches; that facing
left has an early C19 cast iron grate; that facing right is reduced for a C20
grate. In the same stack, facing forwards on the first floor, is a small
cupboard with original plain door for spices, gunpowder, etc. Original clasped
purlin roof. RCHM 10.

Listing NGR: TL8002519458

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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