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Harmes Farmhouse, Lambourne

Description: Harmes Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118668

OS Grid Reference: TQ4756794128
OS Grid Coordinates: 547567, 194128
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6266, 0.1305

Location: Manor Road, Lambourne, Essex RM4 1NH

Locality: Lambourne
Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: RM4 1NH

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Listing Text

5/32 Harmes Farmhouse


House of medieval origin, now substantially C17 and C18. Timber framed,
plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays aligned approximately
NE-SW, with axial chimney stack in SW bay. Crosswing at SW end with external
chimney stack at NW gable. Single-storey lean-to extension at NE end, C19.
2 storeys. SE elevation, ground floor, 6-panel flush door with top panels
glazed and shallow moulded hood, late C18, 3 C20 casement windows with shallow
moulded hoods, late C18. First floor, 3 C20 casement windows and one semi-
circular window with intersected tracery. Firemark embedded in plaster, with
design of a phoenix with oblique spear behind and slogan 'Protection'. In NE
gable 2 C18 windows, one consisting of 2 fixed lights and one wrought iron
casement in hardwood frame, the other of one wrought iron casement only. Some
framing exposed internally. In crosswing jowled posts and axial beams.with
lamb's tongue stops. In main block, unjowled posts. Axial chimney stack late
C16, much repaired at ground floor level. This house originated as a medieval
hall, probably with the service end to the SW. In the late C16 a chimney stack
and floor were inserted in the hall, both substantially present. In the early
C17 a parlour crosswing was built at the SW end, and the NE end became the
service end, as it is still. In the C18 the side walls of the hall were raised
or rebuilt, to provide 2 full storeys, and the roof was rebuilt. RCHM 20.

Listing NGR: TQ4756794128

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Source: English Heritage

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