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Polstead's Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bures Hamlet, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9626 / 51°57'45"N

Longitude: 0.7308 / 0°43'50"E

OS Eastings: 587709

OS Northings: 232871

OS Grid: TL877328

Mapcode National: GBR QJ9.ZGZ

Mapcode Global: VHKFH.MX5T

Entry Name: Polstead's Farmhouse

Listing Date: 12 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338112

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114830

Location: Bures Hamlet, Braintree, Essex, CO8

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Bures Hamlet

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Bures St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TL 83 SE
(east side)
4/41 Polstead's Farmhouse
House. Late C16. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay
tiles. 4 bays facing SW, with axial chimney stack one bay from right end. C20
in-line extension to left. 2 storeys. 5-window range of C20 casements. C20
door in C15 moulded doorcase with 4-centred arched head, introduced from The
Angel Inn, Kelvedon. On upper floor of right return wall, original window with
2 ovolo mullions; C20 reproduction window below it. The interior has jowled
posts and heavy studding. In right bay, lodged floor of longitudinal plain
joists of horizontal section. In middle room, transverse beam with plain joists
of horizontal section. Face-halved and bladed scarf in wallplate. Roof of
clasped purlin construction with original partition of wattle and daub. This
house was formerly occupied by Harry Forrester, author of 'Timber Framed Houses
of Essex', 'The Smaller Queen Anne and Georgian House', 'Medieval Gothic
Mouldings', etc., who was responsible for the introduction of the C15 doorway.

Listing NGR: TL8770932871

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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