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Herkstead Green Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0183 / 52°1'5"N

Longitude: 0.439 / 0°26'20"E

OS Eastings: 567458

OS Northings: 238344

OS Grid: TL674383

Mapcode National: GBR NDP.HSC

Mapcode Global: VHJHP.KJFN

Entry Name: Herkstead Green Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 March 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338361

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114172

Location: Steeple Bumpstead, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Steeple Bumpstead

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Cornish Hall End St John

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

4/7 Herkstead Green
25/3/1980 Farmhouse


House, C16 and C17, altered in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. Mid-C16 3-bay crossswing aligned approx. N-S, with
C17 3-bay range to W, forming an L-plan. C17 lean-to stair tower in SW angle.
Axial chimney stack at the junction, C17. 2 storeys. At the time of survey,
October 1983, the building was in course of renovation and no doors or windows
were fitted. Jowled posts, heavy studding. The crosswing has additional jowls
at first floor level, plain-chamfered binding and bridging beams with step
stops, joists of horizontal section, curved tension braces trenched inside the
studs, short arched braces to one inner tiebeam. The E wall has a face-halved
scarf bladed at one end and housed at the other (Hewett 1980, figure 269), with
an unglazed window of 3 diamond mullions in situ. The roof is of clasped purlin
construction with high collars and curved wind bracing. The E-W range has re-
used studs in the walls and some re-used smoke-blackened rafters, and probably
replaces an open hall on the same site. The axial beams are plain-chamfered
with die-away stops. Both wallplates have face-halved and bladed scarfs. The
roof is of clasped purlin construction without wind bracing. The chimney stack
has a large wood-burning hearth to the W and a smaller hearth with rounded rear
angles to the E.

Listing NGR: TL6745838344

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