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Description: Hole Farmhouse
Date Listed: 29 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116548
OS Grid Reference: TL8484017216
OS Grid Coordinates: 584840, 217216
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8230, 0.6807
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KELVEDON LONDON ROAD
TL 81 NW (south-west side)
5/251 Hole Farmhouse
House. C15, extended in C19. Timber framed, roughcast rendered, roofed with
handmade red plain tiles. 2-bay hall facing NW, with late C16 stack in right
bay against rear wall; service bay to right, with C19 internal stack against
rear wall; parlour/solar bay to left. C19 lean-to extension of painted brick
with slate roof at left end, with internal stack at rear, and C19 gabled bread
oven beyond. One storey with attics. One C19 tripartite sash of 4-12-4 lights,
one early C19 sash of 16 lights, 2 small casements, and 2 C19 casements in
gabled dormers. Plain boarded door with small light. At each end a collar and
collar-purlin are visible through the render. Jowled posts, arched braces to
cambered central tiebeam, heavy studding, much original wattle and daub infill,
one panel exposed behind glass. The left bay has heavy plain joists of
horizontal section, arranged longitudinally and raised, with a blocked stair
trap in the front right corner. The hall has at the left end paired display
braces and bench fixings; an inserted floor of c.1560 with a chamfered axial
beam with stops of step form with the corners cut back, joists plastered to the
soffits, supported on deep pegged clamps; a wide wood-burning hearth with
chamfered mantel beam with plain stops, reduced for a C20 grate, the back cut
away and the flue rebuilt above. The present wide door is in the same position
as the original front door, and a window occupies the position of the original
rear door. Twin plain service doorways, axial partition removed. Original
crownpost roof with axial braces almost complete, soot-encrusted over hall,
painted over. The original frame survives in exceptionally unaltered condition.
Listing NGR: TL8484017216
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