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Spinney Farmhouse, High Laver

Description: Spinney Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118089

OS Grid Reference: TL5152208996
OS Grid Coordinates: 551522, 208996
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7592, 0.1941

Location: High Laver, Essex CM5 0DZ

Locality: High Laver
Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM5 0DZ

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Listing Text

TL 515 090 HIGH LAVER Spinney Farmhouse
5/15 Spinney Farmhouse


Hall house, early C15, altered in C19 and C20. Timber framed, weatherboarded,
roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned approx. NW-SE, aspect
SW, with contemporary 2-bay crosswing at SE end. External chimney stack on
NE end of crosswing, C18, and another on SW end, C19. C20 crosswing at NW end,
with 2 chimney stacks in NW wall. Single storey lean-to extension with slate
roof at NW side. Single storey lean-to extension with slate roof against NE
wall of hall between the crossings. Crosswings of 2 storeys, hall single
storey with attics. SW elevation, ground floor, C20 door in position of
original front door, 3 C20 casement windows. First floor, 2 more, of which
one is in a C20 gabled dormer. Some framing exposed internally. Jowled posts.
Inserted floor in hall, late C16, consisting of transverse beam and longitudinal
joists of vertical section, plain chamfered with concave-plus-bar stops,
supported on clamps. Roof of hall rebuilt, re-using many smoke-blackened rafters
with trenches for a crownpost roof. The SE crosswing is the sevice end,
originally with a partition between 2 ground floor rooms, the partition now
removed. The central post of its till side exhibits rebates for twin doors
opening inwards, and mortices for 2 missing doorheads. The beam is plain
chamfered with step stops. The joists are of horizontal section, originally
unchamfered, but with C20 chamfers and stops copied from the (later) inserted
floor of the hall. The roof is of crownpost construction, with arched braces to
the central tiebeam. The central crownpost has 2 curved braces down to the
tiebeam, and 2 arched braces to the collar-purlin.

Listing NGR: TL5152208996

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Source: English Heritage

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