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Readings Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wethersfield, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9533 / 51°57'11"N

Longitude: 0.5444 / 0°32'39"E

OS Eastings: 574946

OS Northings: 231366

OS Grid: TL749313

Mapcode National: GBR PGY.DGX

Mapcode Global: VHJJ4.D55G

Entry Name: Readings Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 March 1982

Last Amended: 19 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123350

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115607

Location: Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Wethersfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Wethersfield St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 73 SW WETHERSFIELD BAKER'S FARM LANE
(east side)

1/93 Readings Farmhouse
17.3.82 (formerly listed under
Blackmore End)

- II

House. C.1600, altered in C19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays facing SW, with internal stack in second bay
from left end against rear wall. Extended to left by one bay in C18/C19, with
C19 and C20 extensions to rear of it. One storey with attics. 3 horizontally
sliding sashes of 24 lights on ground floor, and 2 of 18 lights in gabled
dormers, all C20 accurate reproductions of C19 originals. C20 door. Original
sprockets below eaves at front and back. The interior has jowled posts, curved
tension braces trenched inside studs, chamfered axial beams with lamb's tongue
stops, plain joists of horizontal section, original floorboards. All floors
raised in 1983. Face-halved and bladed scarfs in wallplates, clasped purlin
roof. Large wood-burning hearth facing to right.


Listing NGR: TL7494631366

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