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Latitude: 51.9383 / 51°56'17"N
Longitude: 0.8106 / 0°48'38"E
OS Eastings: 593297
OS Northings: 230373
OS Grid: TL932303
Mapcode National: GBR RL4.FRB
Mapcode Global: VHKFR.0JDZ
Entry Name: Rochfords
Listing Date: 23 June 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1225428
English Heritage Legacy ID: 421805
Location: Wormingford, Colchester, Essex, CO6
Civil Parish: Wormingford
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Wormingford St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
WORMINGFORD FORDHAM ROAD
TL 93 SW 2/46 23.6.52
C15 and C16 house of 2 builds comprising an L-plan with stair-tower against
rear wall, the whole of 2 storeys. Timber framed and plastered with Georgian
styling at the west front. Central front door of 6 panels with fluted pilasters
and entablature having trigyphs and dentils, window above. Two hornless sash
windows each side of doorway on both storeys. Roof hipped and pegtiled behind
parapet with red brick chimneystack having 3 concertina shafts. The wing extending
east from north end is earliest in date with crownpost roof. The house is unusual
in that it has one crosswing from the first due to the previous existence on
site of the earlier house which was incorporated early in the C16. The hall
rage is of 4 bays on ground plan and bay each end for solar and. service functions,
the last at north end. It was always first floored, the common joists having
roll-moulded corners and tenons with diminished haunches of reduced width-indicating
a building date after circa 1512. The bridging-joists have diminished haunches
and soffit spurs. The service bay was roofed as a crosswing and the other 3
bays of hall with a similar heavily timbered side purlin roof, well windbraced.
The house was re-styled in the early C18, both inside and out whilst retaining
the mediaeval features aforementioned, the C18 interior is of good quality.
The parapet was added at this time and the mediaeval eaves removed at the front,
good oaken sash-windows equipped with sliding shutters that move both vertically
and horizontally in lead lined grooves belong to this restyling. (RCHM 5).
Listing NGR: TL9329730373
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