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The Old Parsonage

A Grade II Listed Building in Finchingfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9671 / 51°58'1"N

Longitude: 0.4537 / 0°27'13"E

OS Eastings: 568662

OS Northings: 232686

OS Grid: TL686326

Mapcode National: GBR PGM.MJS

Mapcode Global: VHJHW.TT7F

Plus Code: 9F32XF83+RF

Entry Name: The Old Parsonage

Listing Date: 2 May 1953

Last Amended: 17 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122709

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115215

Location: Finchingfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

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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(south side)

7/73 The Old Parsonage
2.5.53 (formerly listed as
Parsonage Rouse)


House. C15, altered in Cl6, C17 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall facing NW with late C16 axial stack in
right bay, 3-bay crosswing at left end with external stack on left return wall,
and 2-bay crosswing at right end. Parallel range at rear, C17. Service range
to right, with thatched roof. 2 storeys, 3- window range of C20 casements.
6-panel door with top panels glazed. Late C16 bargeboards on left crosswing
carved with grotesque beasts. Grouped diagonal shafts. The right crosswing has
a chamfered binding beam with step stops, heavy plain joists jointed to it with
unrefined soffit tenons, an underbuilt jetty and diamond mortices for unglazed
windows, C15. The walls have been raised and the roof rebuilt on the line of
the main range in the Cl7. The hall has a C16 inserted floor with chamfered
axial and transverse beams, and plain joists of horizontal section jointed to
them with soffit tenons with diminished haunches. The walls have been raised and
the roof rebuilt in the C17. The left crosswing has a chamfered binding beam
with step stops, and it retains the original crownpost roof with axial braces.
A notable feature is the stair at the rear of the hall, late C16, rising in 2
straight flights with an intermediate landing, moulded handrail, and 8 chamfered
posts with lamb's tongue stops and elaborate moulded square finials. 5 doors of
moulded planks on ledges, c.1600. RCHM 17.

Listing NGR: TL6866232686

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