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Latitude: 52.0493 / 52°2'57"N
Longitude: 0.4693 / 0°28'9"E
OS Eastings: 569420
OS Northings: 241865
OS Grid: TL694418
Mapcode National: GBR PFN.KFQ
Mapcode Global: VHJHJ.2RYD
Entry Name: Broad Green Farmhouse
Listing Date: 21 June 1962
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1122306
English Heritage Legacy ID: 114195
Location: Steeple Bumpstead, Braintree, Essex, CB9
Civil Parish: Steeple Bumpstead
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Steeple Bumpstead St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
TL 64 SE STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD BLOIS ROAD
2/73 Broad Green Farmhouse
House, late C16, altered in C18 and C20, combined with ancillary building, C17.
Timber framed, plastered with some exposed framing, roofed with handmade red
clay tiles. 4 bays aligned approx. NE-SW with axial chimney stack in second
bay from SW end, aspect NW. At NE end an ancillary building of unknown function
of 3 bays, forming a T-plan, now linked with main house, and C19 extension to
SE. NW elevation of main house has exposed timber framing with plaster infill
2 storeys. 4-panel door, 2 C19 casement windows, one early C18 window of one
wrought iron casement and 2 fixed lights with rectangular leading. First floor,
one C19 casement window, 2 early C18 windows as described. The ancillary
building is of one storey with attics. The interior of the main house has
jowled posts, close heavy studding partly exposed, plain-chamfered axial beams
with lamb's tongue stops, joists plastered to the soffits, face-halved scarfs
bladed at one end and housed at the other (Hewett 1982, figure 269), grooves for
sliding shutters in girts and wallplates, 2 large wood-burning hearths. The
ancillary building has exposed evidence which indicates that originally it was
of one storey, but now has an inserted floor, with a re-used axial beam, plain-
chamfered with step stops, the joists supported on pegged clamps. The 2 NW bays
are each less than 2 metres long. The corner posts are jowled, the intermediate
posts are not. The internal tiebeams have been severed, the stubs bridled and
pegged to cruck blades which rise from the posts and are lap-jointed to the
collars of the roof. This construction is rare in Essex, and in this instance
represents an alteration, probably executed in the late C17, to permit the use
of an upper storey in a building which originally did not have one. The original
purpose of the building is uncertain, but is more likely to have been
agricultural than domestic. RCHM 28.
Listing NGR: TL6942041865
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