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Parley Beams Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenstead Green and Halstead Rural, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9299 / 51°55'47"N

Longitude: 0.6717 / 0°40'18"E

OS Eastings: 583787

OS Northings: 229076

OS Grid: TL837290

Mapcode National: GBR QJM.W3P

Mapcode Global: VHJJ6.LRGF

Entry Name: Parley Beams Farmhouse

Listing Date: 21 June 1962

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1170716

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115984

Location: Greenstead Green and Halstead Rural, Braintree, Essex, CO6

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Greenstead Green and Halstead

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Greenstead Green

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 82 NW GREENSTEAD GREEN AND CHURCH ROAD
HALSTEAD RURAL (south-west side)

5/145 Parley Beams
21.6.62 Farmhouse

- II

House. C14 or earlier, C16 and early C19. Timber framed, plastered with facade
of gault brick in Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Complex
plan comprising a main range facing N with 2 stacks in the rear pitch of the
roof, with slate-roofed lean-to extension to rear; C16 wing to rear right with 2
axial stacks; 2-bay crosswing at left end of main range, probably late C14; and
wider range to rear with one external stack to the left; the whole forming a
U-plan. 2 storeys. 4-window range of early C19 tripartite sashes of 4:12:4
lights in flat arches of gauged brick. Off-centre 6-panel door, the 2 top
panels glazed, with Tuscan pilasters fluted on the upper two-thirds, entablature
with roundels over each pilaster, and open pediment with central motif of
coupled diamonds. Plain parapet, gablet hip at each end of main roof. Windows
elsewhere are mainly small-paned sashes with moulded surrounds. On the left
flank is a C17 wooden window with wrought iron casement and rectangular leaded
lights. The rear lean-to has a late C17 recessed door with moulded architrave
with central keystone in painted wood, and elaborate moulded cornice over. A
house of considerable complexity reflecting numerous rebuildings over a long
period. The C14 left crosswing has a heavy crownpost roof with the remains of a
louvre. The wing to rear of it formerly had a crownpost roof, but now has an
elaborate series of arched collars, each nailed to a rafter, to form a pointed
wagon ceiling. This range has been truncated at the front end. The main range
has a wind-braced butt-purlin roof with queen posts and high arched collars. To
the rear is a typical C17 gabled stair tower now forming a room on the first
floor. Much simple C17 panelling. Early C19 staircase, panelling, doors and
corner cupboard.


Listing NGR: TL8378729076

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