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Swains Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Little Clacton, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8303 / 51°49'49"N

Longitude: 1.1391 / 1°8'20"E

OS Eastings: 616390

OS Northings: 219292

OS Grid: TM163192

Mapcode National: GBR TQL.6T9

Mapcode Global: VHLCY.P8K7

Entry Name: Swains Farmhouse

Listing Date: 2 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337146

English Heritage Legacy ID: 119961

Location: Little Clacton, Tendring, Essex, CO16

County: Essex

District: Tendring

Civil Parish: Little Clacton

Built-Up Area: Little Clacton

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Little Clacton St James

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TM 11 NE
(west side)
Swains Farmhouse
House. Late C15, early C16 origin with later alterations and additions. Timber
framed and plastered, underbuilt with brick to ground floor. Red plain tiled
roofs. Central range with right and left crosswings, that to left jettied. Off
centre right red brick chimney stack. 2 storeys. 1:1:1 window range of various
small paned casements and vertically sliding sashes, louvre to ground floor left
dairy. C20 gabled porch. Panelled door with top lights. Rear stair turret.
interior. Many features obscured by C19/C20 decorations. The central hall with
halved and bridled top plate scarf originally continued north beyond the huge
inserted chimney stack and brace mortices are visible in the tie beam and jowled
storey posts. The north (right) crosswing of early C16 build. Rear stair
turret possibly of C16. Jowled storey posts visible in left crosswing, the
ground floor front was used and is still a Victorian dairy with brick floor and
original settling shelf. Vertically boarded doors, chamfered bridging joists
and other brick floors visible at time of re-survey.

Listing NGR: TM1639019292

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