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Herds Farmhouse, High Laver

Description: Herds Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 February 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 118105

OS Grid Reference: TL5031209185
OS Grid Coordinates: 550312, 209185
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7612, 0.1766

Location: High Laver, Essex CM17 0NS

Locality: High Laver
Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM17 0NS

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Listing Text

5/3 Herds Farmhouse

House, C15, extended in C19. Timber framed, lower walls weatherboarded, upper
walls plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Comprises the 2-bay
crosswing of a medieval hall house, aligned approx. NE-SW, with inserted axial
chimney stack, c.1600, extended to NE by one bay in C19 with external chimney
stack at end. C19 extension to SE on the site of the medieval hall, with
chimney stack in end wall, now blocked off at roof level. 2 storeys. SW
elevation, 4-panel door under shallow hood, C19, 2 C20 casement windows on the
ground floor and 3 at first floor, gablet roof to crosswing. The SW end was
formerly jettied, and the wallplate of the lower wall, supporting the jetty, is
still present but concealed by plaster. On the SE side C20 doors each side of
the central wallpost appear to occupy the positions of the medieval twin service
doors, all evidence concealed by plaster. The upper NE wall of the crosswing
has been stripped of plaster, revealing 2 complete unglazed windows, each with 3
diamond mullions, now inside the C19 extension. Evidence of an unglazed window
in upper part of NW wall immediately NE of central post. Curved tension bracing
trenched outside studs reported. Inserted ceiling over sM upper room has axial
beam with lamb's tongue stops, C17. Roof was originally of crownpost
construction, but wholly rebuilt with softwood in clasped purlin form in C19.
Inserted chimney stack immediately NE of central tiebeam. All visible evidence,
and the arrangement of the site, indicate that this was the service crosswing of
a hall house of which the remainder has been demolished.

Listing NGR: TL5031209185

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Source: English Heritage

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