Description: Street Farmhouse
Date Listed: 23 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281375
OS Grid Reference: TM1421669417
OS Grid Coordinates: 614216, 269417
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2811, 1.1390
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THORNDON HIGH STREET
TM 16 NW
3/94 Street Farmhouse
Former farmhouse. Mainly early C15 and C16. Timber framed and plastered,
thatched roof. 1½ storeys and attic. 3-cell form with former open hall.
Various casement windows. 2 diamond-mullioned windows to right, that to the
ground floor with replacement mullions. A small ground floor canted bay with
mid C20 windows. C19 doorway, the architrave with panelled jambs and a
pedimented cornice; 4-panel door. 3 gabled dormers. Internal stack with
square rendered shaft. Internally, much of the C15 framing is concealed. In
the front wall is an original cross-entry doorway with 2-centred arch. Open
truss has cambered tie beam with intact but concealed braces. Octagonal
crown-post with moulded cap and 4-way almost straight braces; base of post
concealed. Intact coupled rafters and collar purlin, all heavily sooted.
Remainder seems substantially C16. Parlour has bridging beam and closely-
spaced joists, all with a single cavetto mould. Intact open fireplace. End
wall of parlour has remains of a C16-C17 painting on plaster showing a figure
carrying a sword and staff in red with black lining. In the chamber above, a
pair of inserted upper crucks supports an attic floor above eaves level. C16
inserted hall ceiling has axial bridging beam with broach stop-chamfers, the
joists concealed. A plank and muntin screen against the cross-passage may be
contemporary. Stack inserted against outside of upper end wall of hall. The
house has been extended about 3m beyond the end of the parlour, perhaps in
Listing NGR: TM1421669417
Source: English Heritage
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