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Prentices Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Chelmsford, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7312 / 51°43'52"N

Longitude: 0.5033 / 0°30'11"E

OS Eastings: 572970

OS Northings: 206578

OS Grid: TL729065

Mapcode National: GBR PKL.G2B

Mapcode Global: VHJK2.NRY6

Plus Code: 9F32PGJ3+F8

Entry Name: Prentices Farm

Listing Date: 9 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237528

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428843

Location: Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2

County: Essex

District: Chelmsford

Civil Parish: Springfield

Built-Up Area: Chelmsford

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: East Springfield Church of our Saviour

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

SPRINGFIELD Sandford Mill Road
TL 70 NW


II Prentices Farm

House, early C16 and c.1600. Timber framed and pebble dashed with plain clay tile
roofs. Of 'T' plan form and two storeys with a gabled cross-wing at the north end
with hipped and gabletted rear slope. The 'hall' range is gabled to the south and
there is a gabled C17 stair tower, to the rear, at the junction of the two blocks.
Windows are C19 small pane casements but with one C19 double hung sash to the first
floor of the cross-wing. Small stack through north slope of cross-wing and C19 stack
at intersection of roof of the two blocks. Decorative C19 bargeboards and finials
and contemporary door hood to front door, partially concealing early C16 arched door head
with carved spandrels and brattishing. The 'hall' range consists of one bay of chestnut
and elm framing with heavy jowled posts and bridging joists with 'flat and bowtell'
mouldings. Evidently one surviving bay wing was formerly jettied and has very close
elm studding on the front elevation, jowled posts and straight wall bracing. Remnants
of a diamond mullioned window survive in the north wall and of a typical 'T' shaped
ovolo mullioned window in the ground floor of the front. Gabled brick C19 oven on
north flank of cross-wing.

Listing NGR: TL7297006578

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

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