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Stowes and Mildmay

A Grade II Listed Building in Finchingfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9681 / 51°58'5"N

Longitude: 0.4519 / 0°27'6"E

OS Eastings: 568530

OS Northings: 232796

OS Grid: TL685327

Mapcode National: GBR PGM.F37

Mapcode Global: VHJHW.SS7M

Plus Code: 9F32XF92+6P

Entry Name: Stowes and Mildmay

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Last Amended: 17 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122728

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115166

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

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TL 6832

(south side)
Stowes and Mildmay,
(formerly listed as 'Mildmay'and'The Museum under The Green)


House. Late medieval, much altered in C17 and C18. Timber framed, plastered,
roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Main range of 3 bays facing N, with late
C16 axial stack in middle bay. 2-bay crosswing at right end, and C18 one-bay
extension beyond, with external stack at rear. Parallel range to rear of main
range and crosswing, C17/C18. 2 storeys, and cellar below right bay only.
Ground floor, one C20 splayed bay and 3 C20 casements. First floor, 5 early C19
sashes of 16 lights, including one blanked off and painted. One 4-panel door
with upper panels glazed in fluted doorcase with shallow hood, one 4-panel door
in moulded doorcase with shallow hood. Left end of roof hipped, right end half-
hipped. Grouped diagonal shafts, rebuilt at top. An entrance hall has been cut
through the main stack in the C19, the flues on each side arching together
above. Stowes comprises the left end of the house, Mildmay the right end. In
Stowes interior plaster conceals most of the frame, but there is evidence that
this was the service end of the medieval house. Some of the frame has been
stripped in Mildmay, revealing an unglazed window with one diamond mullion in
the right wall of the crosswing, now enclosed by the C18 extension. The hall
has an inserted floor with a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops. The
floor of the right crosswing has been raised approx. 0.5 metres, and the walls
of this and the hall have been raised in the C17/C18 to form a continuous range
and continuous roof, revealing no indication externally of the original plan.
RCHM 18.

Listing NGR: TL6853032796

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