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Withies Green Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Cressing, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8743 / 51°52'27"N

Longitude: 0.6056 / 0°36'20"E

OS Eastings: 579463

OS Northings: 222732

OS Grid: TL794227

Mapcode National: GBR QK9.HXW

Mapcode Global: VHJJK.G500

Plus Code: 9F32VJF4+P6

Entry Name: Withies Green Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 April 1984

Last Amended: 29 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123852

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116358

Location: Cressing, Braintree, Essex, CM77

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Cressing

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Wrongly shown on OS map as Withie's Farm. House. Circa 1580, altered and
extended in 1983. Timber framed, ground storey clad with red brick in stretcher
bond, upper storey plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 4 bays
facing S, comprising a short chimney bay, a long bay to each side of it, and a
short cross-entry bay at the left end. Large extensions to left and rear, 1983.
2-storey porch rebuilt 1983. 2 storeys and attics. 2 C20 casements on ground
floor, 4 on first floor, C20 door at front of porch. Central stack rebuilt
above roof in C20. Jowled posts. Heavy studding with curved tension braces
trenched to the inside. Full length underbuilt jetty to front. Chamfered
transverse and axial beams, mainly with lamb's tongue stops, but with step stops
immediately to left of stack. Chamfered joists of horizontal section mainly
with lamb's tongue stops, some step stops. Studded partition between
cross-entry and left long bay removed and later rebuilt. C20 brick nogging as
decor. Wide wood-burning hearth facing left, rear jamb 0.33 metre wide with
original cupboard recess, front jamb 0.23 metre wide. Smaller hearth back to
back with it, both jambs 0.33 metre wide. Frame charred at left end, by fire
c.1982 which destroyed another building to the left. Face-halved and bladed
scarf in rear wallplate. Early C17 framed floor over upper storey, chamfered
axial beams with lamb's tongue stops, plain joists of square section. Shutter
groove near middle of rear wallplate, for unglazed window to ventilate open
hearths, probably on site of original stair. Rebated hardwood floorboards in
attic. Clasped purlin roof with rafters of vertical section and collars at
half-bay intervals. Unusual decorative curved bracing in right gable, more
typical of Midlands style of framing.

Listing NGR: TL7946322732

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