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Jeffrey's Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Tye Green (Braintree), Essex

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Latitude: 51.8529 / 51°51'10"N

Longitude: 0.5821 / 0°34'55"E

OS Eastings: 577933

OS Northings: 220301

OS Grid: TL779203

Mapcode National: GBR PJ4.XNQ

Mapcode Global: VHJJK.1PMD

Entry Name: Jeffrey's Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168797

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116385

Location: Cressing, Braintree, Essex, CM77

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Cressing

Built-Up Area: Tye Green (Braintree)

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text

TL 72 SE (south side)

1/61 Jeffrey's Farmhouse

- II

House. Mainly C14-C17, extended in C18 and C19. Timber framed, roughcast
rendered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Hall and 2 crosswings plan,
facing NE. Left crosswing of 2 bays, C14, with underbuilt jetty, projecting
forwards of the remainder. Middle range mainly rebuilt in C17, retaining a late
C16 axial stack facing to right, and possibly other parts of the earlier open
hall. Right crosswing of 2 bays, C15, with C17 stack to right of it, and C18
extension beyond. C19 extension to rear of central range, with external stack
to right. Lean-to extension to left of it, forming a catslide with the main
roof, with a truncated internal stack at left end. 2 storeys. Ground floor,
one C20 casement and 2 early C19 sashes of 20 lights with crown glass. First
floor, one early C19 sash of 16 lights, 3 early C19 sashes of 20 lights, with
crown glass. C19 half-glazed door with marginal lights, doorcase with fluted
jambs, shallow moulded canopy. The left crosswing is underbuilt with painted
brick; its roof is lower than the remainder. Gablet at left end of main roof,
and rear part of left crosswing re-roofed to align with the main block. Right
crosswing re-roofed to align with main range. The left crosswing has jowled
posts, curved tension bracing trenched outside heavy studding; plain joists of
large section lodged on central binding beam, which is tenoned but not ledged in
the storey posts; steeply cambered central tiebeam with 2 arched braces approx.
0.15 metre wide; crownpost roof, apparently complete in front bay, rebuilt to
rear of central tiebeam, central crownpost missing. The right crosswing has
jowled posts, chamfered with step stops, a cambered tiebeam originally for a
crownpost roof, but rebuilt above it. Fireplaces of stack to right of it
blocked. The middle range has a chamfered axial beam and plain joists of
vertical section; large wood-burning hearth facing to right. RCHM 14. The
moulded wallplates mentioned in the RCHM report not visible at time of survey,
August 1986.

Listing NGR: TL7793320301

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

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