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Hill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Layer-de-la-Haye, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8402 / 51°50'24"N

Longitude: 0.8721 / 0°52'19"E

OS Eastings: 597954

OS Northings: 219632

OS Grid: TL979196

Mapcode National: GBR RMC.R8T

Mapcode Global: VHKGC.20DM

Plus Code: 9F32RVRC+3R

Entry Name: Hill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 30 March 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1223844

English Heritage Legacy ID: 419714

Location: Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Layer-de-la-Haye

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Layer de la Haye St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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TL 91 NE 17/7 Hill Farmhouse
Late C14 hall house with gabled cross wing. Timber-framed and plastered. Red
plain tile roof. Two storeys. Three window range C18 vertical sliding double
hung sashes with glazing bars. Cross wing originally jettied now underbuilt
and extended to south in mid C16. Timber-framed and plastered red plain tile
roof. Part black weatherboarded with C19 casements, horizontal and vertical
sliding sashes. C18 and C19 extension at rear in red brick with red plain tile
roof. C20 projecting oriel window to the south-east. C18 red brick bakehouse
now incorporated on south-west side with early C19 pump to rear. Some C19
semi-circular windows at rear.
Internally, most of the C14 timber frame remains with cambered tie beams and
jowled storey posts. The main chimney stack is mid C16 rebuilt at top in C19.
Mid C16 extension has cambered tie beams, jowled storey posts and stop chamfered
beams. Top plate scarfs are halved and bridled throughout. The mid C16 build
re-uses a considerable quantity of timber from an early C13 building, including
a splayed scarf with under squinted abuttments and 4 face pegs in the collar
purlin. Numerous C17 and C18 doors remain, and one early C18 cupboard.

Listing NGR: TL9795419632

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