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Timbers, Feering

Description: Timbers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 116422

OS Grid Reference: TL8663719258
OS Grid Coordinates: 586637, 219258
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8407, 0.7078

Location: Worlds End Lane, Feering, Essex CO5 9NH

Locality: Feering
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO5 9NH

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Listing Text

TL 8619-8719 (south-east side)

8/101 No. 20 (Timbers)
21.12.67 (formerly listed as
'Tacoma', in one item
with no. 18 (Bridge
House), to the SW)


House. C15, altered in C16, C17 and C18. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red plain tiles. 3 bays facing NW, originally comprising a 2-bay open
hall and a storeyed parlour/solar bay to left. Mid-C16 axial stack at right
end. C18 internal stack at left end. Late C17/18 single-storey rear extension
at left end. (A rear extension at the right end now forms part of no. 18
(Bridge House), item 8/100, q.v.). 2 storeys and attics. 2-window range of
early C19 sashes of 16 lights with some crown glass. Central 5 panel door, the
top panel glazed, in eared doorcase with pulvinated frieze and pediment. Wooden
dentils below eaves. The left return has on the ground floor one C18 2-light
window with wrought iron casement, and in the attic gable one C17 2-light window
with wrought casement and decorative fretted latch-plate; both windows have
rectangular leading. The right ground-floor room has a wide wood-burning
hearth, an inserted floor of c.1560 comprising chamfered transverse and axial
beams, and chamfered plain joists of square section with step stops, jointed to
it with soffit tenons with diminished haunches; rebate for shutter of former
unglazed window, replaced by present window. The left ground-floor room,
comprising the original parlour, has a chamfered axial beam, plain joists of
horizontal section jointed to it with unrefined soffit tenons, replaced in the
front half by narrower plain joists of vertical section; carpenters' marks; C20
grate. The upper storey has at the right end a C17 wood-burning hearth with
rounded interior and chamfered mantel beam with lamb's tongue and notch stops;
in the front wallplate an edge-splayed and bridled scarf; jowled posts; some
exposed wattle and daub infill in the rear wall; C17 attic floor with chamfered
transverse and axial beams with lamb's tongue stops. The roof is of
collar-rafter couples, with in many rafters lower trenches for removed collars.
There has been some rebuilding of the front wall in the C16 and C18; there is
some evidence of a former oriel window on the upper storey. At the SW end the
upper storey partly overlays the lower storey of no. 18 (Bridge House).

Listing NGR: TL8663719258

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Source: English Heritage

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