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Cressing Temple Farmhouse, Cressing

Description: Cressing Temple Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 116395

OS Grid Reference: TL7991818724
OS Grid Coordinates: 579918, 218724
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8381, 0.6101

Location: Witham Road, Cressing, Essex CM7 8PD

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

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Listing Text

TL 71 NE (east side)

4/71 Cressing Temple
2.5.53 Farmhouse


House. Late C16, altered in C18 and C19. Timber framed, plastered and
roughcast, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Main range facing SE with
axial stack near middle and external stack at right end. Crosswing at left end,
forming a T-plan, with central stack. Early C19 extension in front angle, with
lean-to roof of slate. 2 C20 gabled extensions to rear, with 2 catslide
extensions. C19 single-storey extension to rear right, forming a lean-to at
right end, of painted brick in Flemish bond, roofed with red clay pantiles. 2
storeys. The SW elevation has a 4-window range,of early C20 sashes of 4 lights.
The SE elevation has on the first floor of the crosswing one C19 casement, and
on the first floor of the lean-to to right of it, one early C19 sash of 16
lights. The main range has on the ground floor 5 early C19 sashes of 16 lights
and one C20 reproduction; and on the first floor 4 early c19 sashes of 4 + 8
lights with crown glass. In lean-to, C20 door in early C19 Tuscan portico with
2 columns, 2 pilasters and moulded entablature with panelled soffit. In main
range, C20 door with early C19 simple architrave and canopy. The plaster is
ashlared. Rusticated quoins of plaster on right return only to right of
portico. Interior mainly plastered, little of frame visible except jowled
posts. Axial beams boxed in. Oak panelling of c.1600. Clasped purlin roof.
Bread oven at NE end. This may be the surviving part of a mansion described as
'the Greate House' in records of 1623 and 1669, but reported as a site in 1675
(J.H. Hope, 'The Knights Templars and the excavations at the Cressing Temple,
1978-1981', Essex Journal vol. 2, no. 2, Summer 1986, 31-4). RCHM 3.

Listing NGR: TL7991818724

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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