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Ravenstock Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0576 / 52°3'27"N

Longitude: 0.2606 / 0°15'38"E

OS Eastings: 555086

OS Northings: 242320

OS Grid: TL550423

Mapcode National: GBR MBK.SVW

Mapcode Global: VHHKY.GKN1

Plus Code: 9F423756+27

Entry Name: Ravenstock Farmhouse

Listing Date: 1 November 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204280

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370352

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Saffron Walden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Tagged with: Farmhouse

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669-1/6/370 Ravenstock Farmhouse


House. Late C16 with early C19 and later C19 linear additions.
Timber-framed, plastered, red brick, some burnt, peg tile,
clay tile and slated roofs. 2 storeys. Front SE elevation: 3
units in line, roofs descending SW-NE. (1) tallest block early
C19 brick, dentilled eaves, peg-tiled roof. 2 window range,
off centre, large later projecting C19 gabled brick porch
between windows. Heavy later C19 stack rises from roof eaves
towards SW end second ridge stack with similar cornice
moulding at NE end. Windows mixed, ground floor segment headed
3-light casement, C19 2x2 paned casement. First floor, sash
window with glazing bars, 5x4 panes. C20 3-light casement.
Porch has stone kneelers and plinth, gable parapet,
inscription in stone F.G. (Gibson?). Inner C19 door, boarded
with moulded battens. To NE, (2) timber-framed and plastered
block with pargetting c1900, slate roof. 2 window range C20 2
and 3-light casement window with glazing bars, simple door.
(3) NE end unit recessed but with flush half length lean-to,
large rebuilt stack at SW end. Windows, ground floor, 2 C20
casements, first floor one C20 3-light casement. Rear NW
elevation: similar to front, 3 units, mixed fenestration. Unit
(1) has first floor 6x4 paned sash window, ground floor
segment headed C20 3-light casement window. 2 blocked windows,
one each storey. Unit (2) ground floor, two 2-light casements
with glazing bars, first floor 2 single light casements. Unit
(3) remains of ashlar lining, central C20 door, window each
side. C19 2-light casements and C20 top-hung casement. First
floor, C19 sliding sash window 4x2 panes. SW end elevation:
red brick, ground floor C20 rectangular bay window, 1:8:1
lights, clay tiled hipped roof. First floor C20 3-light PVC
casement window. NE end elevation: rendered ground floor, C20
door and single light casement window. First floor sash window
3x4 panes.
INTERIOR: central block (2) and ground floor of (3), late C16
framing, jowled posts, internal nailed tension braces, stout
ceiling joists, exposed in (3) have diminished haunched soffit
tenons, step/lamb's tongue chamfer stops. Stair trap. Stack
between units of late C16/early C17 brickwork. Large ground
floor timber lintelled back-to-back fireplaces. First floor of
(3) rebuilt in early C19 of softwood. Interiors of C19 brick
unit plain. The building began as a late Cl6 timber-framed
range with central stack, perhaps a lobby-entrance system
common to the area, eg. Cloptons (qv).

Listing NGR: TL5508642320

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