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Wiggens Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Helions Bumpstead, Essex

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Latitude: 52.055 / 52°3'17"N

Longitude: 0.4243 / 0°25'27"E

OS Eastings: 566312

OS Northings: 242394

OS Grid: TL663423

Mapcode National: GBR ND9.040

Mapcode Global: VHJHH.9MN0

Plus Code: 9F423C3F+XP

Entry Name: Wiggens Farmhouse

Listing Date: 21 June 1962

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122313

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114112

Location: Helions Bumpstead, Braintree, Essex, CB9

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Helions Bumpstead

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Helions Bumpstead St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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2/22 Wiggens Farmhouse

House, C16, extended in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade
red clay tiles. 3-bay range aligned approximately E-W with axial chimney
stack at W end of middle bay, and N-S range of 3 bays at E end with axial
chimney stack at N end of middle bay, forming an L-plan. Aspect S. Early C20
extension along full length of rear of E-W range. Single storey with attics and
2 storeys respectively. Door in front of tiled gabled porch, 4 casement
windows, all C20. First floor, 2 C19 horizontally sliding sash windows of 8
lights, one C20 casement window, one more in gabled dormer. On main chimney
stack, 2 recessed panels in base, with inscribed date 1598 in cement render, 4
octagonal shafts with moulded bases, partly cement rendered and rebuilt at top
in C20. Interior has plain-chamfered axial beams with exposed joists of
horizontal section in all except W bay. In E-W range floor is inserted and
supported on clamps, in N-S range floor is original. Main chimney stack of late
C16 brickwork, E-facing ground-floor hearth repaired with C20 brickwork.
Unglazed window with 5 diamond mullions at first-floor level in internal wall
between the 2 blocks, unweathered. Both roofs rebuilt. There is an estate map
by Edward Hemlyn, 1781, in the possession of the owner, showing Wiggens Farm as
an 83 acre holding. RCHM 10.

Listing NGR: TL6631242394

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