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Description: Brook Farmhouse
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 120281
OS Grid Reference: TM1861627105
OS Grid Coordinates: 618616, 227105
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8996, 1.1763
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GREAT OAKLEY STONES GREEN ROAD
TM 1827-1927 (north side)
7/39 Brook Farmhouse
House. C16, extended in early C19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 2 bays facing E, with internal stack in rear part
of right bay, and 2-bay crosswing to right. 3-bay rear wing behind stack,
forming a T-plan. Early CL9 brick extension with slate roof in rear right
angle, and C20 lean-to conservatory to rear. Large C20 extension to right. 2
storeys. Ground floor, 4 C20 casements. First floor, one C20 casement, and 2
more in gabled dormers. 6-panel door in fluted doorcase with canopy on scrolled
brackets, 1985. Pentice board on gable. Roof half-hipped at left end. The
main range has chamfered transverse and axial beams with lamb's tongue and notch
stops, edge-halved and bridled scarfs in the wallplates, and a framed newel
stair with at the top a moulded handrail and serpentine splat balusters, c.1600.
The wood-burning hearth facing to left is much rebuilt; the wood-burning hearth
facing to right is reduced in width, but still wide; the mantel beam is
chamfered with a similar stop at one end. The crosswing has an axial beam with
C20 chamfers; plain joists of square section are jointed to it on one side with
soffit tenons with diminished haunches, on the other side with unrefined soffit
tenons. The first-floor room of the crosswing has a chamfered tiebeam with
lamb's tongue stops, and is fully lined with pine panelling, late C17/early C18.
Against the attic stair is a small area of guilloche combed plaster. The rear
wing has a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue and notch stops, and a
face-halved and bladed scarf in one wallplate. Simple edge-halved scarfs
opposite each other in both wallplates indicate that it has been extended to the
rear. A panel of stick wattle and daub is exposed behind glass. All the roofs
are of clasped purlin construction. The newel stair may have been built against
the stack originally, forming a lobby-entrance. The rear wing, with bladed
scarfs, was constructed c.1600, and later extended. RCHM 11.
Listing NGR: TM1861627105
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Source: English Heritage
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