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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1223844
English Heritage Legacy ID: 419714
Location: Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2
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
LAYER DE LA HAYE InELD FARM LANE
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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