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Jeffrey's Farmhouse, Cressing

Description: Jeffrey's Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116385

OS Grid Reference: TL7793320301
OS Grid Coordinates: 577933, 220301
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8529, 0.5821

Location: Mill Lane, Cressing, Essex CM7 8NU

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

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Listing Text

TL 72 SE (south side)

1/61 Jeffrey's Farmhouse

- II

House. Mainly C14-C17, extended in C18 and C19. Timber framed, roughcast
rendered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Hall and 2 crosswings plan,
facing NE. Left crosswing of 2 bays, C14, with underbuilt jetty, projecting
forwards of the remainder. Middle range mainly rebuilt in C17, retaining a late
C16 axial stack facing to right, and possibly other parts of the earlier open
hall. Right crosswing of 2 bays, C15, with C17 stack to right of it, and C18
extension beyond. C19 extension to rear of central range, with external stack
to right. Lean-to extension to left of it, forming a catslide with the main
roof, with a truncated internal stack at left end. 2 storeys. Ground floor,
one C20 casement and 2 early C19 sashes of 20 lights with crown glass. First
floor, one early C19 sash of 16 lights, 3 early C19 sashes of 20 lights, with
crown glass. C19 half-glazed door with marginal lights, doorcase with fluted
jambs, shallow moulded canopy. The left crosswing is underbuilt with painted
brick; its roof is lower than the remainder. Gablet at left end of main roof,
and rear part of left crosswing re-roofed to align with the main block. Right
crosswing re-roofed to align with main range. The left crosswing has jowled
posts, curved tension bracing trenched outside heavy studding; plain joists of
large section lodged on central binding beam, which is tenoned but not ledged in
the storey posts; steeply cambered central tiebeam with 2 arched braces approx.
0.15 metre wide; crownpost roof, apparently complete in front bay, rebuilt to
rear of central tiebeam, central crownpost missing. The right crosswing has
jowled posts, chamfered with step stops, a cambered tiebeam originally for a
crownpost roof, but rebuilt above it. Fireplaces of stack to right of it
blocked. The middle range has a chamfered axial beam and plain joists of
vertical section; large wood-burning hearth facing to right. RCHM 14. The
moulded wallplates mentioned in the RCHM report not visible at time of survey,
August 1986.

Listing NGR: TL7793320301

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Source: English Heritage

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