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Willoughby's Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Braintree, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9042 / 51°54'15"N

Longitude: 0.5818 / 0°34'54"E

OS Eastings: 577709

OS Northings: 226003

OS Grid: TL777260

Mapcode National: GBR PHK.HXH

Mapcode Global: VHJJC.1DFK

Entry Name: Willoughby's Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 October 1971

Last Amended: 5 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338295

English Heritage Legacy ID: 113809

Location: Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Town: Braintree

Electoral Ward/Division: Bocking North

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Bocking

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


10/91 Willoughby's Farmhouse

25.10.1951 II

Farmhouse. C15; remodelled and front range built in late C17. Roughcast over timber frame; gabled old tile roof; two brick rear lateral stacks; C17 brick ridge stack to rear wing, with 3 octagonal flues set on stack with moulded cornice. Part of C15 open hall to front of rear wing, extended in early C17 to L-plan with rear left wing. Flat rendered arches over late C19 four-light casements with glazing bars. Two-storey rear wing has C20 porch and early C19 brick porch, and late C19 casements with glazing bars; early C19 brick and tile outshut to rear. C17 stair turret to rear of main range. INTERIOR: Front range has mid C19 stair hall with stick-baluster staircase; olovo-moulded beam with carved fern-leaf stops to left; cased beam and early/mid C19 fireplace to right. First floor has cased beam to right and olovo-moulded beam to left; 5-bay collar-truss roof with straight windbraces, cyma mouldings to jowled storey posts; roofspace has C17 granary with boarded partition over stair turret, which is a rare survival. Rear wing first floor room to front has jowled storey posts and C15 collar-purlin roof of former open hall and C17 chamfered segmental-arched fireplace. C17 ribbed door to rear room, which has old straight-flight staircase adjoining fireplace. Ground-floor room to front has half of C15 semi-circular arched doorhead, C17 brick open fireplace, C17 inserted floor with exposed boards and joists; C17 three-light diamond-mullioned oak window; room to rear has C17 chamfered beam.

Listing NGR: TL7770926003

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