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Description: Marchants Farmhouse
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 157567
OS Grid Reference: SP9994902577
OS Grid Coordinates: 499949, 202577
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7130, -0.5547
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BOVINGDON LEY HILL ROAD
SP 90 SE (West side)
5/40 Marchants Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Early C17 front range, later C17 rear wing, front range cased
in flint and brick in C19 with new porches and windows. Timber frames,
front facade of flint with brick dressings, N end roughcast above flint
ground floor, red brick with some blue headers to ground floor of rear
wing with exposed timber frame above with square panels and cill height
rail. Steep old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys T-plan house facing E set
back from road. The front range has a 2-cells, central-chimney,
lobby-entry plan. The lower rear service wing originally unheated
provided a new entrance and staircase against the older house entered
from the N, a buttery, dairy and milk house, with ladder access to space
over to accommodate farm hands. E front almost symmetrical with 2
windows to each floor and central porch. Upper windows are 3-light
corbelled oriels with small gables over. 3-light flush transomed
casements to ground fooor. Gabled part-glazed porch to Gothick front
door. Axial 3-flue chimney with corbelled top. 3 structural bays to rear
wing with small-pane sash windows to timbered 1st floor. Casements
below. Gabled hood to door in N angle with front range. Dairy at NW has
window with top-hung external shutter. SW part has stable door for use
for horses in C19 entered from farmyard to S. Interior has axial floor
beams in front range chamfered and stopped, wide open fireplace in hall,
cupboards in part of narrowed fireplace of smaller parlour. One heated
chamber on 1st floor. Chimney inserted in rear wing only in C20. Owner
has deeds, the earliest said to be of 1611. (Roberts(1975)No.38).
Listing NGR: SP9994502578
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Source: English Heritage
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