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Lodge Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chelmsford, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6978 / 51°41'52"N

Longitude: 0.4494 / 0°26'57"E

OS Eastings: 569368

OS Northings: 202736

OS Grid: TL693027

Mapcode National: GBR PKX.DFV

Mapcode Global: VHJK7.QLX9

Entry Name: Lodge Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141329

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352504

Location: Chelmsford, Essex, CM2

County: Essex

District: Chelmsford

Town: Chelmsford

Electoral Ward/Division: Goat Hall

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Galleywood St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

Lodge Farmhouse
TL 60 SE 8/157


Circa 1280-circa 1330 house. Timber framed and plastered except south wall
which is clad with black weather-boards. Of 2-storeys and 4 bays with front
(west) elevation re-styled about 1900. Central front door with casements either
side. Range of 3 matching casements on the lst storey. Roof steeply pitched
and ridged with hipped southern and gabletted northern ends. Two red brick
chimney stacks against the rear (east) wall, from which a single storeyed extension
projects with gabled and tiled roof. Containing the complete frame of the
4 bay medieval house with storeyed end-bays retaining their lodged floors of
exceptionally big joists. The 2 central bays were the open hall and its tall
diagonally mullioned side windows are visible on the existing 1st floor. The
storey-posts have jowls of the earliest type (of Priory Place, Little Dunmow)
and the arch-braces of the open frame spanning the hall were evidently of great
size and steeply pitched arcature. The top-plates are prominently scarfed
with the stop-splayed and tabled joint having under-squinted butts and lateral
wedges that is known only between the dates cited. The roof is entirely original
and has 2 crown-posts that are boldly down-braced to their tie-beams and a
gabletted smoke vent survives at the north end. The side walls of the hall
are remarkable in that the cross-entry doorways to east and west are framed
into the side-girts and storey-posts whilst the remaining bay of the hall is
similarly 'arcaded' beneath the girt - on both sides, the bay lengths are unusual
in that from south to north they measure approximately 15 ft. Service, 6 ft
cross-entry, 9 ft. Hall and 15 ft. Solar. This house is a remarkable survival
in an urban area and in an almost complete and unaltered state.

Listing NGR: TL6936802736

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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