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Shellow Cross Farmhouse, Willingale

Description: Shellow Cross Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 June 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118507

OS Grid Reference: TL6157108114
OS Grid Coordinates: 561571, 208114
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7484, 0.3391

Location: Willingale, Essex CM5 0SU

Locality: Willingale
Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM5 0SU

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Listing Text

(North Side),
6/16 Shellow Cross Farmhouse,


Farmhouse, Mid C17, timber framed and plastered with fragments of old chevron
pargetting on rear wall. Two storeys and attics with peg tiled gabled roof
and peg tile gabled, one storey and attics block at rear with 2 gabled C20
dormers in east facing slope. Rear 3 storey stair tower with gabled peg tile
roof. Further single storey gabled outhouse extending out to rear with red
brick and tarred weatherboarded walls and with hipped roofed similar tarred
boarded wall block making northern termination. Off-centre 'L' shaped ridge
line stack and smaller stack against west gable wall. Front has 3 tripartite
double hung sash windows, with single central vertical glazing bars (all C20
replicas). Ground floor is similar but with C20 peg tile gable enclosed porch
off-centre. East end has original moulded bargeboards. Rear one storey and
attics brewhouse range of mid C17 timber framing with big C18 arched, iron
reinforced inglenook fireplace in old end smoke bay. Of 4 equal bays of
substantial timber framing with much reused timber some seemingly C14 and C15.
Unjowled posts and unusual massive side purlin windbraced roof with interrupted
tie beams to internal vertical posts in attic space. This has large window
to west gable. Extended in late C17 by one bay at west end. Stair tower of
original build, interrupting top plate with early C16 and late C15 door.
Moulded door jamb with 'vase' base reused at head of largely original newel
stair with octagonal newel post. Some original internal doors. Shallow arched
door head with its jambs of original front door, still in-situ. Interior has
fitted C18 corner cupboard with dentilled cornice and guilloche freize, mid C18
fitted dresser with raised and fielded panels and similar though possibly
earlier cupboard fixed to upper landing wall.

Listing NGR: TL6157108114

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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