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Town House

A Grade II Listed Building in Finchingfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9685 / 51°58'6"N

Longitude: 0.4528 / 0°27'9"E

OS Eastings: 568591

OS Northings: 232842

OS Grid: TL685328

Mapcode National: GBR PGM.F9P

Mapcode Global: VHJHW.SSQB

Entry Name: Town House

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115636

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115163

Location: Finchingfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Finchingfield

Built-Up Area: Finchingfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Finchingfield St John Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

(north side)

7/20 Town House


House. Late medieval and C17. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade
red clay tiles. 2-bay crosswing of a medieval hall house, of which the
remainder has been demolished, and C17 3-bay range to right with central stack,
forming a lobby-entrance to SE. Single-storey lean-to extension with slate roof
to rear of right end, C19. Crosswing of 2 storeys, main range of 2 storeys and
attics. 4-window range of C20 casements. C20 door. The crosswing has some
exposed studding, jowled posts, a cambered central tiebeam with arched braces to
it for a crownpost roof, but roof rebuilt in clasped purlin form in C16/C17. It
has an underbuilt jetty, but the structure is concealed, and an C18 cellar. The
main range has 2 large wood-burning hearths, the left one with an original side
cupboard with door on butterfly hinges, and chamfered transverse and axial beams
with lamb's tongue stops. The joists, where visible, are of vertical section
and plain. Clasped purlin roof. RCHM 15.

Listing NGR: TL6859132842

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

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