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Tinker's Green Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Finchingfield, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0005 / 52°0'1"N

Longitude: 0.4304 / 0°25'49"E

OS Eastings: 566936

OS Northings: 236355

OS Grid: TL669363

Mapcode National: GBR NDW.FNL

Mapcode Global: VHJHP.DZX8

Entry Name: Tinker's Green Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318920

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115232

Location: Finchingfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Finchingfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Cornish Hall End St John

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 63 NE FINCHINGFIELD TINKER'S GREEN ROAD
(north side)

1/90 Tinker's Green Farmhouse

- II

House. Late C16, altered in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays facing SE, with axial stack in middle bay.
Single-storey wing to left, of similar date. C20 extension to rear of right
end. One storey with attics. 3 C20 casements, 2 more in gabled dormers. The
right dormer has the date 1663 inscribed in the plaster, which may relate to the
insertion of the dormer. C20 door. Grouped diagonal shafts, rebuilt. The
interior has jowled posts, exposed heavy studding with curved braces trenched to
the inside, an edge-halved and bridled scarf in the front wallplate. Both
floors are on pegged clamps, but are original, although slightly raised. The
floor of the left bay has a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops,
supported at the left end on an original jowl with decorative serrated lower
border, and plain joists of horizontal section. In the rear wall is an original
window with 3 ovolo mullions and 4 saddle bars, now enclosed by the C20 exten-
sion. The main hearth, partly rebricked, has an original salt or spice
cupboard with pivoted door having a decorative inscribed design of lozenge
pattern. There are a number of early doors, including one on the first floor of
moulded oak planks, early C17 or original, and a 3-plank door on the ground
floor. The timber structure indicates that this house was built as a lobby-
entrance plan facing NW towards Tinker's Green, and the surviving window would
have then been at the front. Wall bracing SE of the central stack shows that
the present stair is in the position of the original stair, and that there was
never a doorway here. At some later time, probably when the Green was enclosed,
the house has been reversed to face SE. RCHM 34. The decorative jowl is
similar to one at Street Farmhouse, 7/10, (q.v.).


Listing NGR: TL6693636355

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