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Description: Swains Farmhouse
Date Listed: 2 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 119961
OS Grid Reference: TM1639019292
OS Grid Coordinates: 616390, 219292
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8303, 1.1391
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LITTLE CLACTON THE STREET
TM 11 NE
House. Late C15, early C16 origin with later alterations and additions. Timber
framed and plastered, underbuilt with brick to ground floor. Red plain tiled
roofs. Central range with right and left crosswings, that to left jettied. Off
centre right red brick chimney stack. 2 storeys. 1:1:1 window range of various
small paned casements and vertically sliding sashes, louvre to ground floor left
dairy. C20 gabled porch. Panelled door with top lights. Rear stair turret.
interior. Many features obscured by C19/C20 decorations. The central hall with
halved and bridled top plate scarf originally continued north beyond the huge
inserted chimney stack and brace mortices are visible in the tie beam and jowled
storey posts. The north (right) crosswing of early C16 build. Rear stair
turret possibly of C16. Jowled storey posts visible in left crosswing, the
ground floor front was used and is still a Victorian dairy with brick floor and
original settling shelf. Vertically boarded doors, chamfered bridging joists
and other brick floors visible at time of re-survey.
Listing NGR: TM1639019292
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Source: English Heritage
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