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Description: Sawyer's Farmhouse
Date Listed: 9 February 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 277917
OS Grid Reference: TL9068737192
OS Grid Coordinates: 590687, 237192
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0004, 0.7765
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5377 Little Cornard
Bures St Mary
TL 93 NW 11/120
The house is approached from a farm road leading from Upper Road, Little
Cornard but the house stands in the parish of Bures St Mary. It comprises
a late C15 timber-framed hall range with a cross wing at the east end
of C16 date and a later timber-framed and plastered wing at the west end,
extending to the south of late C17 or early C18 date. The hall range
and east wing have exposed framing with plaster infil. The hall house
had a floor and chimney stacks inserted in the C16. There are 2 cambered
tie-beams with octagonal crown posts with moulded caps and bases and four-way
braces. It has an interesting smoke bay arrangement for the smoke outlet,
2 trusses which appear to be original are sited close together and plastered.
The inner sides are heavily encrusted with soot from which the rest of
the hall timbers are free. Inside this bay one of the later chimney stacks
has been inserted. There is an interesting straight flight staircase
with most of the quarter log tread risers remaining (possibly original).
The C16 cross wing at the east end appears to have been built as a separate
2 storeyed house and at a later date connected to the hall range. The
interior has exposed ceiling beams and joists and 2 large open hearths.
There are a number of original windows restored) some with ovolo moulded
mullions. The timber-framed and plastered wing at the west end, extending
to the south is of later date, probably C18. Roofs tiled, with rebuilt
chimney stacks. The north end of the east wing has a gambrel roof.
Listing NGR: TL9068737192
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Source: English Heritage
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