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Valley Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wethersfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9399 / 51°56'23"N

Longitude: 0.5137 / 0°30'49"E

OS Eastings: 572882

OS Northings: 229809

OS Grid: TL728298

Mapcode National: GBR PH2.BPN

Mapcode Global: VHJJ3.VHDQ

Plus Code: 9F32WGQ7+XF

Entry Name: Valley Farmhouse

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123308

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115707

Location: Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Wethersfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Wethersfield St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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TL 7229

OAK HILL (west side)
Valley Farmhouse


House. Early C16, altered in C17 and C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 3-bay main range facing SE with axial stack in
right bay, and two 3-bay crosswings, each with an external stack at the side,
forming an Ii-plan. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 2 late C19 bays of sashes of 2-4-2
lights, one early C19 sash of 4 lights, French windows with marginal lights.
First floor, 4 late C19 sashes of 4 lights. Half-glazed door in latticed porch
with hipped slate roof, late C19. C19 bargeboards with moulded finials.
Crosswing roofs hipped at rear. 3 octagonal shafts on main stack. Jowled
posts, close studding. The hall range has a large-wood-burning hearth facing
left, leaving the original cross-entry unobstructed, an inserted floor
comprising moulded transverse and longitudinal beams with lamb's tongue stops
(partly boxed in), moulded joists of horizontal section, and moulded clamps, and
a clasped purlin roof. The left (parlour/solar) crosswing has short arched
braces to one binding beam, plain joists of unusually heavy horizontal section,
one cambered tiebeam with deep arched braces (the other tiebeam missing) and a
crownpost roof with axial bracing. The right (service) crosswing has an
original studded partition between the middle and rear bays, a half-height jowl
of unusual stepped design, and a similar crownpost roof. The upper front room
is lined with early C17 oak panelling with a C19 reproduction frieze. Original
rebated floorboards in both crosswings. This house has an unusual range of
original interior features, and others are likely to be present but concealed.
RCHM 39.

Listing NGR: TL7289329807

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