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Fridays Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Mashbury, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7911 / 51°47'27"N

Longitude: 0.4008 / 0°24'2"E

OS Eastings: 565669

OS Northings: 212995

OS Grid: TL656129

Mapcode National: GBR NHC.L4V

Mapcode Global: VHJJT.W7QS

Plus Code: 9F32QCR2+C8

Entry Name: Fridays Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247783

English Heritage Legacy ID: 429153

Location: Mashbury, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Mashbury

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Chignal Smealey St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Description

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MASHBURY FRIDAYS FARMHOUSE
TL 61 SE

4/1024

GV II

Farmhouse, now house. Mid C15 crosswing, circa 1600 hall range. Early C19
refronting and reroofing. C20 rear extension. Render on timber frame and
brickwork. Slate hipped roof in double pile form. Four range vertical sliding
sashes 8:8. Six panel door with fanlight over. Flat headed canopy on moulded
brackets. Red brick stack.

Service crosswing. 2 bays aligned N/S oak frame substantial section fully pegged.
Jowled storey posts with external trenched bracing. Ground Floor. Flat section
floor joists jointed into bridging joist with housed soffit and central tenon joint.
Stair trap trimmed in NW corner. 2½" (63 mm) chamfer to bridging joist with angled
stop. Empty mortises for central partition. Service door openings identified by
peg positions. 3 diamond mullion window with shutter groove exposed in rear wall.
First Floor. Tie beam missing roof raised by two foot. Empty brace mortice for
open central truss. Three diamond mullion window in rear wall. Door opening in
east wall possibly for gardrobe.

1600 two storied hall range. Three bays aligned E/W. Oak frame pegged. Jowled
storey posts with internal serpentine bracing. Ground Floor. Vertical section
common floor joists with soffit tenons and diminished haunches into chamfered axial
bridging joists. Front door retained in cross entry position - contemporary brick
stack with timber mantlebeam. Brick jambs rebuilt 1980's. Positioned at lower end
of central hall bay. Evidence now lost for original parlour partition. Trimmed
stair opening in west end parlour bay. First Floor. Cranked brace remaining in
open truss adjacent to brick stack. Exposed close studding in end (west) chamber
bay. Trenched down bracing to studded bay partition. Door position against north
wall. Three diamond mullion window in west wall (no evidence of shutter groove or
pintle hinge holes). External N wall now exposed internally showing original pegged
rafter housings of former queen post roof.

Documentary evidence given in Reaney's "Place Names of Essex". Fridays is probably
to be associated with the family of Richard Ffriday (1285 Ass).


Listing NGR: TL6566912995

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