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Description: Monkton Barns
Date Listed: 13 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 123134
OS Grid Reference: TQ9934793429
OS Grid Coordinates: 599347, 193429
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6044, 0.8773
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FOULNESS THE QUAY
TQ 99 SE
8/111 Quay Farmhouse
sometimes known as
House. Circa 1811 gault brick encasing earlier timber framed building. Double
range red plain tiled roofs. Rear lean-to. External left and end right
plastered chimney stacks. 2 storeys. 4 window range of vertically sliding
sashes, gauged brick arches. 3 S tie plates. Rear right brewhouse/wash house
with basement and copper intact. Internally the front range has a large chimney
stack with C20 fireplace. Stick baluster staircase, moulded door surrounds and
wainscots. The ground cill, top plate and some wall studs of the timber framed
building are visible under the modern decorations, moulded bridging joist.
Several C18 and C19 cast iron firesurrounds one with mantel shelf over, one with
Tudor head, moulded spandrels and jamb shafts, small bedroom semi-circular
headed hob grate and a moulded hob grate. Vertically boarded doors with
original hinges. First floor ceiling joists have soffit tenons with diminished
haunches and carpenters marks. The Island had no fresh water supply until
recently and there is a small header tank from the roof with supply tap. Stone
flag kitchen floor. A note written in the Parish Register by the then Curate
Thos. Ellwood states "August 1811 Mr. Lodwick's brick cottages Quay Farm alias
Munkin Barnes begun building". The pair of cottages were converted into one
dwelling C20. 20th November 1594 Lord Rich purchased from Henry Coney
"Maunkyinge Barn alias Monkon Barne. 1577 Terrier showing the possessions of
Sir Robert Riche shows the tenant at Monk Barn to be the Widow of William
Lawson, yearly rent £13.13.4d. R.W. Crump. Foulness Archaeological Society,
The First 10 Years, October 1985. Unpublished at time of resurvey.
Listing NGR: TQ9934793429
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Source: English Heritage
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