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Soams Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Stondon Massey, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6819 / 51°40'54"N

Longitude: 0.2913 / 0°17'28"E

OS Eastings: 558504

OS Northings: 200606

OS Grid: TL585006

Mapcode National: GBR XJ.L3P

Mapcode Global: VHHMQ.0ZCK

Entry Name: Soams Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197347

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373808

Location: Stondon Massey, Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Stondon Massey

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Stondon Massey Ss Peter and Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


723-1/1/538 (West side)
20/02/76 Soams Farmhouse
(Formerly Listed as:
NINE ASHES ROAD, Stondon Massey
Soams Farmhouse)


House. c1600, C18/19 and C20. Timber-framed, roughcast
rendered, red brick, roof peg-tiled with off centre stack an
C18 rebuild but containing some early thin bricks. Plan
rectangular, 3 cells with continuous rear out-shut. C18/19
secondary stack to S gable wall.
2 storeys. E front elevation - all windows are C20 metal
casements with diamond leaded lights. Ground floor, N-S one
light window, porch of timber and brick, gabled peg-tiled
roof, door C20 flush panelled with a single leaded light, one
4-light window, one 3-light window. First floor, one 3-light
window, one small 3-light window over porch, one 4-light and
one 3-light window. S gable end (extending over out-shut).
Ground floor C20 flush panelled door, stack, one C19 fixed
light 4 panes, one C20 casement, 4 panes. First floor, one
metal framed C20 casement, one wooden framed C20 casement. N
end gable has brick walling on main house but rendering on
out-shut. Ground floor outshut, 2-light iron casement and
first floor 2-light metal casement above, first floor also
segment headed window in brick wall, 2 lights, C19 iron
casement, small panes, 3x4. Rear W elevation - outshut wall,
one and a half storeys. Windows irregular, two 2-light C20
casements, one 3-light C20 casement, door to N end, simple
framed and 2 panels, upper panel glazed, simple C20 hood over
on shaped brackets.
INTERIOR shows 'classic' 3 celled arrangement. Stout plain
timbering and chimney bay containing back to back fireplaces
(now partly blocked and rebuilt). Ceiling bridging joists with
lamb's tongue chamfer stops. Original doorway from first floor
central room to closet over site of lobby entrance in front of
stack. Also, original doorway from N end of first floor room
at rear of stack to site of original stair at rear of stack.
Middle rails at house front are particularly deep sectioned
and this together with peg evidence suggests that large
windows existed in the same positions as at present. Face
halved and bladed scarfs, stout tension braces in transverse
partitions and a cyma moulded corbel in the ground floor
central room suggest a date c1600. The visible construction in
the out-shut is now completely of C20. The out-shut was used
as a dairy and is no doubt of considerable age. It probably
also dates to the C17 and may have had a contemporary
`catslide' roof but later alteration has probably raised the
roof eave to present height.

Listing NGR: TL5850400606

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