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Great Pitley Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Bardfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.968 / 51°58'4"N

Longitude: 0.4201 / 0°25'12"E

OS Eastings: 566347

OS Northings: 232707

OS Grid: TL663327

Mapcode National: GBR NF7.R00

Mapcode Global: VHJHW.7SFR

Plus Code: 9F32XC9C+52

Entry Name: Great Pitley Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145892

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115251

Location: Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Great Bardfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Bardfield St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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3/112 Great Pitley Farmhouse

- II

House. C16, extended in C19. Timber framed and plastered, partly gault brick
and flint, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Main range of 4 bays facing SE,
with brick stack in left bay, and 4-bay crosswing to left, extending to rear.
C19 internal stack near right end, external stack on left return wall. Parallel
range in N angle, early C19, with axial stack, completing a rectangular plan. 2
storeys. Ground floor, 3 C20 casements. First floor, one more, and 4 early C19
sashes of 12 lights. Door with 6 fielded panels in early C19 Gothick porch of
gault brick and knapped flint, with 2-centred outer arch, stepped gable with
pinnacles, and in each side a window with 2-centred arch and intersecting
tracery. The interior exhibits evidence of a continuous jetty facing SE, now
underbuilt, and has chamfered transverse and axial beams (some boxed in), and
jowled posts. Most of the frame is plastered, but the lower rear room of the
crosswing has exposed studding with curved bracing trenched to the inside, some
original wattle and daub infill, moulded transverse and axial beams, and moulded
joists of horizontal section, characteristic of the mid-C16. The main stack has
been altered so as to form an arch over a ground floor doorway. The roof of the
main range is of clasped purlin construction with arched wind-bracing. The
early C19 range has a large bread oven with wrought iron door and separate flue,
and associated wash boiler/brewing vat. RCHM 42.

Listing NGR: TL6634732707

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