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Stanton's Farmhouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Black Notley, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8489 / 51°50'56"N

Longitude: 0.5663 / 0°33'58"E

OS Eastings: 576860

OS Northings: 219813

OS Grid: TL768198

Mapcode National: GBR PJB.007

Mapcode Global: VHJJJ.RSRH

Plus Code: 9F32RHX8+HG

Entry Name: Stanton's Farmhouse

Listing Date: 2 May 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122817

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114971

Location: Black Notley, Braintree, Essex, CM77

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Black Notley

Built-Up Area: Black Notley

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Black Notley

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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House. Circa 1300 with C15, C17, C19 and C20 alterations and additions.
Possibly built for Thomas de Stanton. Timber-framed and plastered with some
exposed timber framing. Red plain-tiled roofs with some diapering. That to
hall (left) half-hipped to left with 2 gabled dormers. The right forward
cross wing with plaster to C15 gable apex and hipped to front C20 extension. 2
red brick chimney stacks to left and a single chimney stack to right. One
storey to left, 2 storeys to right cross wing with C20 single storey front
extension. 2:3:1 window range of mainly C20 leaded casements, the hall dormers
with C19 style 2 light casements with centre transoms. A vertically boarded
door to each range. The C15/C17 cross wing, 3 bays, inglenook fireplace with
mantel beam over, centre tenons to floor joists, halved and bridled and halved
and bladed top plate scarfs. Brick floor. 2 good cast iron Victorian
fireplaces to first floor. The large, 2 bays, 2 pole aisled hall in the grand
manner is open to the roof with a floored service bay and chamber over. This
bay with arch bracing to the wall between the hall and slightly curved passing
braces. 3 original doorways and a fragment of one other doorway at north end.
2 of the doorways have original 2 centred arches and moulded sunken circles with
carved quatrefoils to spandrels. Part of the heavy moulded ashlar plate with
quadrants and fillets in-situ with peg holes visible where the plate has been
removed. A semi-octagonal oriel originally projected from the north west bay,
this with curved braces from the main frame. Large octagonal columns with
capitals of 2 superimposed scroll orders support the cambered hollow-chamfered
tie beams. Arched moulded braces spring from the columns forming 2 centred
arches. Similar braces support the hollow chamfered top plates. Ashlar pieces,
soulaces and collars to each rafter pair. Original timber sooted. The huge C15
inserted red brick inglenook fireplace with heavy, approximately 14 feet
cambered mantel beam. Iron fireback to hearth. RCHM 6.

Listing NGR: TL7686019813

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