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Latitude: 51.8447 / 51°50'40"N
Longitude: 0.6121 / 0°36'43"E
OS Eastings: 580025
OS Northings: 219458
OS Grid: TL800194
Mapcode National: GBR QKP.CK2
Mapcode Global: VHJJK.KWFQ
Entry Name: Cresley's Farmhouse
Listing Date: 29 July 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1168706
English Heritage Legacy ID: 116376
Location: Cressing, Braintree, Essex, CM77
Civil Parish: Cressing
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
CRESSING CHURCH ROAD
TL 71 NE (east side)
4/51 Cresley's Farmhouse
Wrongly shown on OS map as New House. House. Early C17, extended in C20.
Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 4 bays facing
SW, with axial stack in second bay from right end, and partly external stack at
left end. Long early C20 wing behind left end, connecting house with C18/19
ancillary building, and C20 extension in E angle, with rear jetty. 2 storeys.
3 C20 casements on ground floor, 4 on first floor, and 2 in gabled dormers. C20
door at front of gabled porch. Ovolo-moulded cornices on both stacks. 4
grouped octagonal shafts on main stack, 2 on left stack. Jowled posts, heavy
studding with primary straight bracing, chamfered axial beams in all rooms on
both storeys. All have lamb's tongue stops except that in the right ground
floor room, which has lamb's tongues and additional notches. Plain joists of
vertical section. On the ground floor the left stack has a C20 grate; the main
stack has a wide wood-burning hearth with brick depressed arch facing left, and
a smaller, similar hearth facing right, reduced for a C20 grate. On the first
floor both hearths of the main stack have brick depressed arches; that facing
left has an early C19 cast iron grate; that facing right is reduced for a C20
grate. In the same stack, facing forwards on the first floor, is a small
cupboard with original plain door for spices, gunpowder, etc. Original clasped
purlin roof. RCHM 10.
Listing NGR: TL8002519458
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