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Troys Farm

A Grade II* Listed Building in Faulkbourne, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8171 / 51°49'1"N

Longitude: 0.5959 / 0°35'45"E

OS Eastings: 579023

OS Northings: 216355

OS Grid: TL790163

Mapcode National: GBR QL2.1GF

Mapcode Global: VHJJR.8LWB

Plus Code: 9F32RH8W+V9

Entry Name: Troys Farm

Listing Date: 13 March 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123462

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115385

Location: Faulkbourne, Braintree, Essex, CM8

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Faulkbourne

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Faulkbourne St Germanus

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22/04/2015

TL 71 NE

Troy's Farm

(Formerly listed as Little Troys)


Building of uncertain purpose, now a house. Late C14/early C15, altered in late C16 and early C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with slate. 4 bays facing NE with late C16 stack in second bay from left, against rear wall. External stack at right end. Single-storey extension to rear of right end. 2 storeys. 3-window range of sashes of 12 lights of which one on the ground floor and 2 on the first floor are early C19, the others C20 replacements. Early C19 6-panel door, the top 2 panels glazed, at front of gabled porch. Low-pitched roof with long projecting eaves. Underbuilt jetty along whole length of front. Studding exposed internally in right ground floor room, revealing blocked wide window with moulded jambs below jetty. Solid braces of wide section jointed to binding beams, which appear to be cambered on upper surface. Wide plain joists of heavy section, closely spaced, across full span of building. Exceptional height at both storeys. Steeply cranked tiebeams, with mortices and double pegging for crownposts. Edge-halved and bridled scarf in front wallplate. Roof rebuilt above tiebeam level. Mortices and wattle grooves for full-height partition between left bay and the remainder, which originally was open. The unusual form of this building, high but of relatively small span, very strongly constructed and possibly with a cambered first floor, suggest that it may have been built as a hunt standing or other special purpose building. The siting, on high ground on the edge of the parish, facing inwards, tends to confirm this suggestion. The ground falls away to the rear, making it unlikely that it was the crosswing of a larger house extending to the SW.

Listing NGR: TL7902316355

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