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Latitude: 52.0159 / 52°0'57"N
Longitude: 0.5269 / 0°31'37"E
OS Eastings: 573502
OS Northings: 238291
OS Grid: TL735382
Mapcode National: GBR PG4.G25
Mapcode Global: VHJHR.2LXG
Entry Name: Grass Green Farmhouse
Listing Date: 29 August 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1338027
English Heritage Legacy ID: 114513
Location: Toppesfield, Braintree, Essex, CO9
Civil Parish: Toppesfield
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Toppesfield St Margaret
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
TL 73 NW TOPPESFIELD STAMBOURNE ROAD
3/27 Grass Green Farmhouse
House, C16, altered in early C17 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with machine-made red clay tiles. 3-bay main range aligned NW-SE, with axial
chimney stack at SE end of middle bay. 3-bay NW crosswing jettied to the NE.
Aspect NE. C20 single-storey rear extension to main range with lean-to roof
of slate. Main range single storey with attics, crosswing of 2 storeys. C20
door, 4 C20 casement windows. 2 plain brackets and joist ends exposed below
jetty. First floor, 2 C20 casement windows, of which one is in a swept dormer.
The interior has jowled posts. The floor in the SE bay is original, of lodged
joists of square section arranged longitudinally. The floor in the middle bay
is an insertion of c.1600, with plain-chamfered axial beam and plain-chamfered
joists of horizontal section with lamb's tongue stops. The NW bay of the main
range is open, as a stair hall. The crosswing has plain-chamfered binding and
bridging beams with step stops, and plain-chamfered joists of horizontal section
with step stops. A major renovation of 1967 is responsible for some alteration
in the SW bay and the rebuilding of the roof. Both internal tiebeams in the
main range have been removed. The large wood-burning hearth is of 330mm
brickwork, c.1600. The accessible evidence suggests that this is a late hall
house converted to an upper storey throughout c.1600. RCHM 13.
Listing NGR: TL7350238291
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