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Description: High Trees Farmhouse
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 278753
OS Grid Reference: TM0755435577
OS Grid Coordinates: 607554, 235577
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9799, 1.0208
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TM 0735 EAST BERGHOLT QUINTONS ROAD
5/45 High Trees Farmhouse
House. Open-hall house of c1500 remodelled C18, later alterations and additions
including some interior remodelling of 1932 by Raymond Erith. Timber-framed, front
cased in red brick in Flemish bond, rear underbuilt in brick and rendered above,
gable ends rebuilt in brick. Red brick stacks. Plain tile roof. 2 storeys and
attic, 5-bay frame. Original central open hall, floored over C16. 7 irregular
window bays. Off-centre half-glazed door in C20 timber porch. Sash windows with
glazing bars in flush wood architraves under flat gauged brick arches. One inserted
window with Gothick glazing to right. Steeply-pitched roof. End and off-centre
ridge stacks. Rear: C20 extensions of no special interest. Two C19 sashes with
glazing bars and C20 casements. Two gabled dormers with casements. Interior:
entrance hall has moulded ceiling beams and joists. Section of moulded and
brattished dais beam exposed to right. Remodelled by Erith in C18 style with
panelling and staircase. Plaster cornices to ground floor rooms. Further stair
to rear of stack. Framing exposed in part to first floor including wall plate,
jowled post with hollow chamfer with mortice for arch brace to hollow-chamfered
cambered tie beam. To attic: hall crown post to 4th bay - octagonal post on base
with moulded capital, braced to purlin and collar. Somewhat damaged due to later
partition wall (now removed). Studded partition to left incorporating unmoulded
crown post, beyond this wall the collar purlin is truncated. Unmoulded crown posts
to remaining bays to right.
Listing NGR: TM0755435577
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Source: English Heritage
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