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Bacons Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Canfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8434 / 51°50'36"N

Longitude: 0.329 / 0°19'44"E

OS Eastings: 560533

OS Northings: 218648

OS Grid: TL605186

Mapcode National: GBR NGP.D00

Mapcode Global: VHHLY.NX8R

Entry Name: Bacons Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141954

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352664

Location: Great Canfield, Uttlesford, Essex, CM6

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Great Canfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Canfield St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text




Farmhouse, C16 or earlier, altered in C17, C19 and C20. Mainly timber
framed, encased in brickwork, partly of structural brickwork, roof tiled.
Originally of 4 bays aligned approximately N-S, aspect W. C16 external
chimney stack on rear wall at second bay from the N. Inserted chimney stack
at partition between the 2 S bays, date unknown. Halls raised in C17.
In the late C19 the whole building was encased in red brickwork, Flemish bond, and
re-fenestrated. Later a bay was added to the N in structural brickwork,
lighter in colour and set back slightly from the existing elevation, and
the roof tiles re-set to blend well together. W elevation, ground floor,
3 late C19 or C19 type sash windows under shallow segmental arches, of which
one is large and tripartite, glazed main door in latticework porch, glazed
subsidiary door in S bay. First floor, 6 late C19 or C19 type sash windows.
The interior is fully plastered, except the S bay which was partially stripped
when examined in December 1982, revealing heavy close studding and traces of
mutilated C17 wall paintings. No access to roof. The limited evidence
available suggests a late medieval hall house of high status, with parlour/
solar bay to the N, 2-bay hall with side chimney stack, and S service end, or
a C16 derivation of this plan.

Listing NGR: TL6053318648

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

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