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High Trees Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in West Bergholt, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9185 / 51°55'6"N

Longitude: 0.8473 / 0°50'50"E

OS Eastings: 595907

OS Northings: 228276

OS Grid: TL959282

Mapcode National: GBR RLC.R1N

Mapcode Global: VHKFY.M1TL

Entry Name: High Trees Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 June 1952

Last Amended: 16 March 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225133

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421395

Location: West Bergholt, Colchester, Essex, CO6

County: Essex

Civil Parish: West Bergholt

Built-Up Area: West Bergholt

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: West Bergholt St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 01/10/2012


TL 92 NE
23.6.52
8/35


WEST BERGHOLT
LEXDEN ROAD
(west side)
High Trees Farmhouse


II*


House. Circa early C15, partly rebuilt circa late C15, extended
circa late C16 and remodelled in C18 and C19. Plastered timber
frame. Peg-tile roof with gabled cross-wings. Large circa 1600
brick lateral stack on side of left cross-wing with set-offs and
diagonally set broached shafts; brick axial stack with arched
panels. Plan: Circa early C15 open hall, screens passage and
jettied high end cross-wing to left (S). Jettied service end
cross-wing on right (N) rebuilt in circa late C15 and with later
C16 kitchen wing (open to roof) at rear (W) of low end; floor
inserted probably in C17. In circa late C17 or early C18 hall
floored and axial stack inserted at its low end backing onto
passage. Outshut built later on inner south side of rear wing.
Exterior: 2 storeys 1:2:1 bays. Gabled cross-wings to left and
right with jettied first floors on curved brackets, bargeboards,
finials and pendants. C19 4:12:4 pane tripartite sashes; centre
first floor 2:8:2 panes. C20 gabled porch to right of centre with
plank inner door. At rear cross-wings hipped with gablet on right
and gabled to left, the left with slightly lower gable-ended
wing, its roof carried down over outshut on left; various
casements and C19 sashes with glazing bars.
Interior: Screen passage has 4-centred arch doorways at rear and
2 service doorways. Partition removed from between service rooms
and partition between hall and cross-wing (parlour) demolished.
Chamfered ceiling beams, with bar stops in parlour, broad
unchamfered joists in service end and chamfered joists in rear
wing. Some exposed wall framing. Chambers have exposed chamfered
tie-beams, the hall's with large arch braces. Exposed wall-
framing at high end of hall chamber with curved tension braces.
Intact 2-bay crown-post roofs over hall and cross-wings; hall's
smoke-blackened cross-quadrate crown-post; cross-wings have posts
with longitudinal braces; the high end cross-wing's crown-post
has broached stops. Rear wing has smoke-blackened 4-bay crown-
post roof with longitudinal braces.

Listing NGR: TL9590728276

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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