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Latitude: 51.8278 / 51°49'40"N
Longitude: 0.5399 / 0°32'23"E
OS Eastings: 575120
OS Northings: 217403
OS Grid: TL751174
Mapcode National: GBR PJG.C9Q
Mapcode Global: VHJJQ.9BS4
Entry Name: Newneys Farmhouse
Listing Date: 13 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1123450
English Heritage Legacy ID: 115358
Location: Fairstead, Braintree, Essex, CM3
Civil Parish: Fairstead
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Fairstead St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
TL 71 NE FAIRSTEAD
2/5 Newney's Farmhouse
House. C15 and early C17, altered in C20. Timber framed, plastered and
weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. At N end, 2-bay crosswing
of an early C15 hall house, of which the remainder has been demolished. To S of
it, 4-bay lobby entrance house of the early C17 with axial stack in second bay
from N end. C20 lean-to conservatories at both ends. 2 storeys. W elevation,
2-window range of mid-C19 sashes with marginal lights. C20 door in simple
flat-roofed porch. The roof of the crosswing (at left) has been wholly rebuilt
as a hip to the larger house. The crosswing is complete and little altered up
to roof level; minor charring of the central tiebeam indicates that the original
roof was destroyed by fire. Jowled posts, heavy studding with curved tension
braces trenched to the outside, original wattle and daub infill with patterned
surface complete in the upper N wall, and almost complete in the upper S wall.
Wide arched braces to binding beam and to cambered central tiebeam. Plain
joists of horizontal section sawn off at binding beam. Blocked unglazed window
at upper front, with 3 of 4 diamond mullions present, and shutter groove.
Similar window at upper rear, complete with 2 of 3 diamond mullions. The upper
room has been sealed off and disused from an early date, possibly soon after the
construction of the main house of c.1600, and therefore preserves valuable
evidence of medieval interior finishes. The larger house has jowled posts,
face-halved and bladed scarfs in the wallplates, chamfered axial beams with
unusual carved stops, and plain joists of vertical section. 2 large
wood-burning hearths reduced for C20 grates.
Listing NGR: TL7512017403
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