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Gatehouse Farmhouse, Felsted

Description: Gatehouse Farmhouse

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 October 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 122613

OS Grid Reference: TL6944222577
OS Grid Coordinates: 569442, 222577
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8760, 0.4601

Location: B1417, Felsted, Essex CM6 3LB

Locality: Felsted
Local Authority: Uttlesford District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM6 3LB

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Listing Text


4/163 Gatehouse Farmhouse
G.V. I

House. C1300 2 bay hall and 2 storey crosswing. Formerly jettied to east.
Mixed clay tile roofs with gabled dormer. C20 casement windows. C16 red brick
chimney stack, rebuilt at top. Crosswing was former service wing and retains
crown post roof and 1 service door with oak 4 centred head. Some original
sooted rafters to hall remain. Original first floor stair well and joists
fitted by means of soffit tenons (introduced at Winchester Cathedral by Lyngwode
A.D. 1307-9). Hall was spanned by a low tie beam mounting 2 Queen posts (which
survive complete). These are hollow octagonal with water holding bases and
capitals with half rolls and frontal fillets. Date of moulding by comparison
(Forrester: Medieval Gothic Mouldings) between c1220-c1230 at St. Alban's
Cathedral West Nave piers and c1250 at Navestock Church, Essex. S. arcade, also
of timber. Origin of house probably monastic. Design of Queen post roof is
without parallel for so early a date. RCHM 9

Listing NGR: TL6944222577

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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