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Latitude: 51.9893 / 51°59'21"N
Longitude: 0.7266 / 0°43'35"E
OS Eastings: 587309
OS Northings: 235830
OS Grid: TL873358
Mapcode National: GBR QJ3.BHM
Mapcode Global: VHKFH.J8Z9
Plus Code: 9F32XPQG+PJ
Entry Name: Ansell's Farmhouse
Listing Date: 12 November 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1166093
English Heritage Legacy ID: 114803
Location: Alphamstone, Braintree, Essex, CO8
Civil Parish: Alphamstone
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Alphamstone St Barnabas
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
ALPHAMSTONE HENNY BACK LANE
TL 83 NE
2/14 Ansell's Farmhouse
House. Early C16, extended in C19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned NW-SE with late C16 axial
chimney stack in SE bay, storeyed parlour/solar bay to NW. Service bay to SE
demolished and replaced by large early C19 block, extended to SW in 1979. Other
extensions to NW, 1979. Original house of one storey with attics, remainder
of 2 storeys. SE elevation has a dado of red brick, 1979, with plaster above.
2-window range of early C19 sashes of 16 lights with some crown glass. Central
C20 glazed door with early C19 pediment on scrolled brackets, and C20 repro-
duction sash of 12 lights above. Roof hipped. The interior of the original
building has jowled posts, heavy studding, original floor of lodged plain joists
in NW bay, inserted floor in hall consisting of transverse and axial beams and
joists of horizontal section, all chamfered with stops of an unusual design.
There is evidence of an unglazed window below the half-hip at the NW end.
Crownpost roof with thin axial braces, not smoke-blackened, indicating that a
timber-framed chimney was present from the outset, before the present brick
stack. The early C19 SW block has original folding shutters of pine on the
ground floor. The house was near-derelict before restoration in 1979.
Listing NGR: TL8730935830
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