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Great Priory Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Panfield, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9039 / 51°54'14"N

Longitude: 0.523 / 0°31'22"E

OS Eastings: 573664

OS Northings: 225828

OS Grid: TL736258

Mapcode National: GBR PHH.M15

Mapcode Global: VHJJB.0DVS

Entry Name: Great Priory Farmhouse

Listing Date: 2 May 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123396

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115524

Location: Panfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Panfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Panfield St Mary and St Christopher

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 7225-7325 PANFIELD BRAINTREE ROAD
(west side)

7/2 Great Priory Farmhouse

2.5.53

GV II

House. C16 and earlier, altered in C17 and C18. Timber framed, plastered,
roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay medieval hall facing NW with early
C16 axial stack in left bay. 3-bay extension to right with central stack, mid
C16. 2-bay service extension to left with rear wing, C17, the whole forming an
L-plan. Central and right ranges of 2 storeys, service range and rear extension
of one storey with attics. NW elevation of house, 3-window range of late C18
sashes of 16 lights, with crown glass. 6-panel door with lower panels boarded,
in eared doorcase with dentilled pediment. Service range, one C20 casement, one
horizontally sliding sash of 18 lights, one C19 casement in gabled dormer.
Plain boarded door. The rear (NE) elevation has on the upper storey one C18
3-light window with wrought iron casement, and one of 4 lights with C17 wrought
iron casement, and a complete set of sprockets below the eaves. There is one
C18 window of 3 fixed lights in the left return wall. The original hall has an
inserted floor with chamfered axial beam with step stops, early C16, on pegged
clamps, the roof rebuilt in gambrel form, C16/C17, but concealed from the
outside by walls raised in the C18. The main structure is fully plastered and
undatable. The right extension has chamfered axial and transverse beams,
original rebated floorboards, jowled posts, cambered tiebeams with one arched
brace, and crownpost roof with axial bracing, altered to clasped purlin
construction but leaving the earlier structure in situ. The service range has
jowled posts, primary straight bracing, and butt-purlin roof with straight wind-
bracing. Internal features of this range include a suspended cheese rack, and
an early C19 cast iron coal range with adjustable cheeks and C18 wrought iron
3-movement crane re-used with it. RCHM 4.


Listing NGR: TL7366425828

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