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Description: Fen Farmhouse
Date Listed: 30 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 120361
OS Grid Reference: TM0284927882
OS Grid Coordinates: 602849, 227882
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9125, 0.9479
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ARDLEIGH OFF FOX STREET
TM 02 NW
5/16 Fen Farmhouse
House. C15/C16 central range, C17 or earlier right range, C18/C19 left and rear
ranges. Timber framed and plastered. Red plain tiled roofs, some diamond
patterning to right range. Left half hip with chimney stack to right of left
one storey and attic range. Central 2 storey range with rear range. Right one
storey and attic range, right external chimney stack and single storey lean-to
with pantile roof. Gabled dormer to right and left ranges, 1:2:1 window range,
C19 2 light casements to dormers, C19 vertically sliding sashes with margins to
left and central ranges. C20 3 light small paned casement to right range.
Gabled painted brick porch to left range and vertically boarded door, surround
with brackets to slanting canopy. Interior features include C17 inserted
ceiling to right-range. Centre range with arched braces to tie beams, jowls to
ground and first floor storey posts, heavy flat section ceiling beams, heavy
side purlin roof. C18 vertically boarded doors. Back to back fireplace.
Original dairy/kitchen with meat hooks on ceiling beams. Loft door in kitchen
ceiling. Sometimes called School Farm, farmed in 1796 by Philips Bromley of
Moze Hall but owned by Earls Colne Grammar School. F.H. Erith "Ardleigh in
Listing NGR: TM0284927882
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Source: English Heritage
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