Description: Old Church Farmhouse
Date Listed: 14 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281597
OS Grid Reference: TM1371171318
OS Grid Coordinates: 613711, 271318
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2984, 1.1328
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BRAISEWORTH PRIORY LANE
TM 17 SW
1/12 Old Church Farmhouse
Manor farmhouse. Early-mid C16 cross-wing to right, projecting to front.
Early or mid C17 3-cell main range with small late C17 addition to rear.
Timber framed and plastered. Pantiled roof, the rear of main range and part
of wing with glazed black tiles. 2 storeys and attic. Windows mainly mid C20
standard casements without glazing bars. Half-glazed door in gable end of
wing. Main range has internal stack with original square shaft and C19 cap.
Later internal stack in wing. Interior. Cross-wing is fragment of high
quality C16 house, probably a parlour cell; the present range once continued
to the west. Former outside wall against main range has heavy close studding
with sill of oriel window and an upper window with plain mullions set square.
Central tie beam retains one solid brace with carved spandrel containing a
shield, originally painted. The cambered upper ceiling is apparently original
as there is evidence for a gable window. Intact queen-post roof, the central
truss with down braces from queen-posts to centre of tie beam (one brace is
missing). Main range in 4½ bays: plain first floor studding, one ground floor
room with plain joists set flat. Unmodernised former dairy at north end. Oak
newel stair, the attic flight with old door. Roof has 2 rows of butt purlins.
Listing NGR: TM1371171318
Source: English Heritage
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