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Brook Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Navestock, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6437 / 51°38'37"N

Longitude: 0.2031 / 0°12'11"E

OS Eastings: 552535

OS Northings: 196181

OS Grid: TQ525961

Mapcode National: GBR T8.1WT

Mapcode Global: VHHMV.GYR8

Entry Name: Brook Farm

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197335

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373777

Location: Navestock, Brentwood, Essex, RM4

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Navestock

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Navestock St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


723-1/4/501 (West side)
20/02/76 Brook Farm
(Formerly Listed as:
Brook House)


House. c1600. Timber-framed and weatherboarded with peg-tiled
roof, half hipped with gablets. 2 storey and attic. 2 window
range, central C20 porch. Central `concertina' chimney-stack,
rebuilt and not exactly as original. Continuous rear outshut
with `cat slide' roof. The plan is a `colonial prototype',
rare in England, where the stack is set to the back of a
central chimney bay allowing for a winding stair from ground
floor to attics at the front by the door (in New England this
was the norm). Windows UPVC double glazed C20 replacements but
position and scale correct. INTERIOR: principal frame has
jowled posts and straight tension bracing to middle rails and
carpenters marks of medieval system. Joists of ground floor
ceiling have chamfer stops of both lamb's tongue and diamond
`broach' form. Roof, clasped side purlin type with wind braces
from end wall frames. Old boarded door of contemporary type in
attic. Outshut rebuilt but probably on site of original and
sharing groundsill. Some rebuilding of fireplaces and part of
(RCHM: Central and SW Essex : Monument 10: 193; Post-Medieval
Archaeology: Hewett CA: Some East Anglian Prototypes for Early
Timber-Framed Houses: 1969-; Cummings AL: The Framed Houses of
Massachusetts Bay 1625-1725: Harvard: 1979-).

Listing NGR: TQ5253596181

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