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Lexden Lodge Farmhouse, Colchester

Description: Lexden Lodge Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 January 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 117286

OS Grid Reference: TL9766726220
OS Grid Coordinates: 597667, 226220
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8995, 0.8717

Location: The Chase Way, Colchester, Essex CO3 4AZ

Locality: Colchester
Local Authority: Colchester Borough Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO3 4AZ

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Listing Text

995 Lexden

TL 92 NE 16/551 Lexden Lodge Farmhouse


Farmhouse - former Court Hall? C15, early C16 and C19. Timber framed and part
plastered; part encased in gault brickwork. Mixture of hipped and gabled roofs,
some in peg tiles and some in Welsh slate. Very complex plan form with numerous
additions and alterations. Windows are a mixture of C17 and C20 casements in
the later blocks. The south eastern corner block is of primary interest and
this has an asymmetrical low pitched slate roof and C19 gault brick facing.
Windows are small pane double hung sashes with a canted bay on the ground
floor. To the rear of this is a C19 extension with gabled peg tile roof with
plain barge boards and tripartite double-hung sash windows without sub-
divisions. This block has a rectangular projecting window bay on its south east
face. Substantial remains of a high quality timber framed building survive
within the south eastern block. This was a 2-storey building, jettied to the
north east and with 2 open bays on each floor. Fragments survive of the front
entrance door and an elaborate window, with moulded mullions and arched heads
to each light, survives complete in the front wall. The roof has simple crown
posts with longitudinal braces and traces of the original stair opening remain.
The building was clearly non-residential in character and a manorial Court Hall
is suggested. Adjoining the supposed court hall, to the north west is a cross-
wing of the probable early C16. This was jettied to the front and 'open-framed'
against the existing 'court hall'. The cross wing has a simple crown post roof
and was hipped with a gablet to the rear. This cross wing appears to have been
added to convert the 'court hall' into a small house. The additions further to
the north west, contain C17 framing and reused fragments of moulded mullion
windows. Moated site.

Listing NGR: TL9693125513

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Source: English Heritage

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