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Description: Crabb's Farmhouse
Date Listed: 29 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116470
OS Grid Reference: TL8510017889
OS Grid Coordinates: 585100, 217889
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8289, 0.6848
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KELVEDON CRANE'S LANE (CRABB'S
TL 81 NE LANE)
6/156 Crabb's Farmhouse
House. Circa 1500 and C16, altered in C2,0. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red plain tiles. 5 bays facing sW, comprising 3 phases of
building: (1) middle section of 2 bays, c.1500, with later stack at left end,
behind axis, (2) 2-bay extension to left, C16, joined to it, with external stack
at left end, (3) one-bay section of wider span to right, structurally separate
from middle part, with central stack. 2 storeys. 5-window range of C20
casements. C20 door in lean-to porch. The left section has a lower roof line
than the middle section. The walls of the right section have been raised
approx. one metre, forming a roof higher than that of the middle part. All 3
sections have jowled posts and heavy studding. The middle section has a
cambered central tiebeam, the arched braces to it missing, an original chamfered
axial beam with step stops in the left bay mounted on a ledged post, external
bracing, and a crownpost roof complete with 4 axial braces; the right bay of
this roof appears to be smoke-blackened, indicating that this bay was not fully
floored originally. The left section has plain stops, and a cambered central
tiebeam complete with 2 chamfered arched braces. The right bay has a studded
partition at left, in addition to the end frame of the middle section; the roof
was rebuilt in softwood following damage by lightning in 1986. The C18 N wing
mentioned by the RCHM (55) is now a separate cottage.
Listing NGR: TL8510017889
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Source: English Heritage
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