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Barn Approximately 25 Metres West of Nortofts Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Finchingfield, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9566 / 51°57'23"N

Longitude: 0.4796 / 0°28'46"E

OS Eastings: 570480

OS Northings: 231579

OS Grid: TL704315

Mapcode National: GBR PGV.82S

Mapcode Global: VHJJ3.82DX

Entry Name: Barn Approximately 25 Metres West of Nortofts Farmhouse

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Last Amended: 17 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123492

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115249

Location: Finchingfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Finchingfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Finchingfield St John Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 73 SW FINCHINGFIELD WETHERSFIELD ROAD
(south side)

4/107 Barn approx 25 metres
west of Nortofts
Farmhouse
(Formerly listed as Barn
21.12.67 at Nortofts under
Outlying Items)
- II*

Barn. Late C16, altered in C17 and C20. Timber framed, mainly plastered, part
weatherboarded, roofed with plastic-coated corrugated iron. 5 bays aligned
NW-SE, with 2 aisles. C17 midstrey to NE. Original brick plinth, of red brick
in English bond, approx. 1 metre high on SW side where land falls away to a
ditch, 0.5 metre high and plastered on NE side, and exposed below all arcade
posts. Jowled posts. Edge-halved and bridled scarfs in wallplates and arcade
plates. Heavy studding with curved braces trenched to the outside. Arched
braces to tiebeams and arcade plates. Straight raking shores to arcade posts.
Normal assembly at eaves. Clasped purlin roof with serpentine wind bracing, a
rare feature. Damaged by whirlwind in 1982, tiles removed then and replaced by
present roof cladding, but frame undamaged. An exceptionally complete frame of
high quality, the only surviving building of a former manorial complex. RCHM
9.


Listing NGR: TL7048031579

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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