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Fisher's Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wethersfield, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9321 / 51°55'55"N

Longitude: 0.5366 / 0°32'11"E

OS Eastings: 574490

OS Northings: 228989

OS Grid: TL744289

Mapcode National: GBR PH3.Y6R

Mapcode Global: VHJJ4.8P1R

Entry Name: Fisher's Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168930

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115711

Location: Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Wethersfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Wethersfield St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 72 NW WETHERSFIELD PARKHALL ROAD, BEAZLEY
END (south side)

3/199 Fisher's Farmhouse

GV II

House. C16 and C17, altered in early C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 3-bay main range facing E with C19 axial stack in
right bay. Early C17 2-bay crosswing to left extending to rear, with C19
central stack. C20 flat-roofed 2-storey extension in rear angle. C18/C19
single-storey extension with central stack behind right end of main range. 2
storeys. Ground floor, 2 early C19 sashes of 20 lights and one slatted larder
window. First floor, early C19 sashes of 20, 20, 12 and 16 lights respectively.
The larder at the right end of the main range has an early brick floor. The
main range, originally of one storey, was raised approx. 1.50 metres in the C18
or C19. The early C17 inserted floor has chamfered axial and transverse beams
with lamb's tongue stops, and joists (plastered to the soffits) supported on
pegged clamps. A pair of curved braces rise at a shallow angle to support the
middle of the floor, with Jacobean fretted ornament and a moulded square boss at
the apex, where they meet the axial beam. Jowled posts, close studding with
arched braces trenched to the inside. The crosswing has posts with jowls at
both storeys, the lower jowls ornamented with elaborate mouldings, and in one
case with a carved design of a diamond within a diamond, defaced. The right girt
has dentils carved in the solid, a rare feature in a timber framed house. Close
studding partly exposed. At the front there are remains of frieze windows at
both levels, the small side windows blocked but probably intact, the central
windows replaced by early C19 sashes. Original rebated floorboards. Both roofs
rebuilt in softwood. On the Chapman and Andr'e map of 1777 this farm is shown as
New House. This house has unusual Jacobean ornament.


Listing NGR: TL7449028989

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