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Hill Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ridgewell, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0402 / 52°2'24"N

Longitude: 0.5422 / 0°32'31"E

OS Eastings: 574454

OS Northings: 241026

OS Grid: TL744410

Mapcode National: GBR PFY.5WR

Mapcode Global: VHJHK.BZZC

Entry Name: Hill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Last Amended: 16 May 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338336

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114150

Location: Ridgewell, Braintree, Essex, CO9

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Ridgewell

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Ridgewell St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

3/41 Hill Farmhouse, (formerly
7/8/52 listed as Ridgewell Hill

Manor house, late C16, altered in C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. Range of 5 bays aligned approx. N-S, jettied at the
S end, with axial chimney stack one bay from the N end, aspect E. 3-bay range
to W, with 2 axial chimney stacks and a jetty and 3 facade gables to the N.
Small C19 extension to W. Single-storey flat roofed extension in NW angle,
C20. 2 storeys with attics. N elevation (towards Tilbury Road), on gable end
of N-S block one C19 casement window on each floor and attic, C19 bargeboards
with billet moulding. C20 glazed door in small extension. 2 C19 casement
windows on ground floor, one on first floor. One bracket below jetty with
acanthus carving. 3 projecting facade gables with 4 similar brackets, foliate
carving on bressumer and inscription 1589 IMP. 3 sets of original bargeboards
with foliate carving and turned pendants. The chimney stacks have 2 and 4
octagonal shafts, one with a blank recessed panel. In addition there are
original bargeboards with carving and billet mouldings on the S gable of the
N-S range, and gadrooned bargeboards on the E gablet of the E-W range which
appears over the roof of the N-S range, and original bargeboards with billet
moulding, decayed, on the W gable. The 6-panel door in the E elevation has
a hood mounted on brackets with acanthus carving similar to those on the N
elevation, and possibly removed from it. The interior of the N-S range has
axial plain-chamfered beams with lamb's tongue stops and joists of square
section, short arched braces to the tiebeams, face-halved and bladed scarfs in
the wallplates, a blocked ground floor window with 3 ovolo-moulded mullions
on the W side, an exceptionally large ground floor hearth, and oak panelling
of c.1600. The E-W range has moulded beams, and both storeys of exceptional
height. Morant calls this manor Pannells le Hill, and states that the Pannell
family occupied it from 1385 to 1613 (II, 342). The inscription evidently
refers to a member of this family. RCHM 4.

Listing NGR: TL7445441026

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