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Meekings Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Toppesfield, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9983 / 51°59'53"N

Longitude: 0.5032 / 0°30'11"E

OS Eastings: 571942

OS Northings: 236277

OS Grid: TL719362

Mapcode National: GBR PG9.N1N

Mapcode Global: VHJHX.N1WF

Entry Name: Meekings Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165387

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114508

Location: Toppesfield, Braintree, Essex, CO9

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Toppesfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Toppesfield St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 73 NW TOPPESFIELD HARROW HILL, North Side
3/22 Meekings Farmhouse

GV II

House, c.1600, altered in C17, C19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays aligned NE-SW, with axial chimney stack
in second bay from NE, and C20 external chimney stack at SW end. Single-storey
extension to NE bay, forming a catslide roof, C18/19. C20 flat-roofed
extensions to NW and SW of main range. Single storey with attics. Half-glazed
door at front of tiled gabled porch, C20, 3 C20 casment windows, and 3 more
in gabled dormers. The main stack has grouped diagonal shafts. The interior
has jowled posts. All the floors are inserted in the early C17, with chamfered
axial beams with lamb's tongue stops, and plain joists of vertical section
supported on pegged clamps. In the front of the NE ground-floor room there
are 2 blocked windows, each with an ovolo mullion, early C17. There is an
inscription 'EB 1769' in the plaster inside the middle dormer. The SW end of
the roof has been damaged by fire. RCHM 24.


Listing NGR: TL7194236277

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