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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

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

Tagged with: Clergy house Thatched cottage

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TL 6832

THE PIGHTLE (south side)
The Old Parsonage

(Formerly listed as Parsonage House)



House. C15, altered in C16, C17 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Two-bay hall facing NW with late C16 axial stack in right bay, three-bay crosswing at left end with external stack on left return wall, and two-bay crosswing at right end. Parallel range at rear, C17. Service range to right, with thatched roof. Two storeys, three- window range of C20 casements. six-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 C17. 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 two straight flights with an intermediate landing, moulded handrail, and eight chamfered posts with lamb's tongue stops and elaborate moulded square finials. Five doors of moulded planks on ledges, c.1600. RCHM 17.

Listing NGR: TL6866232686

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