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High Folly

A Grade II Listed Building in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0165 / 52°0'59"N

Longitude: 0.4522 / 0°27'8"E

OS Eastings: 568373

OS Northings: 238182

OS Grid: TL683381

Mapcode National: GBR PG1.F57

Mapcode Global: VHJHP.SKFZ

Entry Name: High Folly

Listing Date: 16 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122296

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114173

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

4/9 High Folly


House, C17, altered in C19. Timber framed, plastered, roof thatched. L-plan,
consisting of 3 bays aligned NE-SW with chimney stack at NE end of middle bay
against SE wall, and NW wing of one bay. C19 external chimney stacks on NE and
SW walls. 2 storeys. NW elevation, halved door at front of tiled gabled porch,
3 C20 casement windows, and 2 more on first floor. The interior has plain-
chamfered axial and transverse beams, face-halved and bladed scarfs in the wall
plates, and close studding exposed in one internal wall only. Cambered tiebeam
with step stops, re-used. Large wood-burning hearth with blocked aperture for
bread oven, and inserted hearth at first floor. Divided into cottages in C19 and
now re-combined. RCHM 33.

Listing NGR: TL6837338182

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