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Drapers Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Heybridge, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7405 / 51°44'25"N

Longitude: 0.7035 / 0°42'12"E

OS Eastings: 586756

OS Northings: 208106

OS Grid: TL867081

Mapcode National: GBR QLZ.YGH

Mapcode Global: VHKGN.4JS2

Entry Name: Drapers Farm

Listing Date: 30 January 1973

Last Amended: 8 October 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257044

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464298

Location: Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9

County: Essex

District: Maldon

Civil Parish: Heybridge

Built-Up Area: Maldon

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Heybridge St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


574-1/2/238 (West side)
30/01/73 Drapers Farm
(Formerly Listed as:
Draper's Farm)


House. Early C15 and C17. Timber-framed and rendered with some
rendered brick; gabled plain tile roof with ridgeline stack
and slope stack.
EXTERIOR: part 2-storeys; 2-window range; part
one-storey-and-attic; single-window range. The 2-storey part
has two 2-light C19 casements with top ventilators over a
single similar window and a C20 open gabled porch with door
and side window within. This part is of rendered brickwork
with large rectangular stack on centre of ridge.
The lower part has a gabled dormer with plain 2-light casement
and plain raised late C15 stack through front roof slope. The
ground floor has a 12-pane sash window, a door with small
panes and an asymmetrical C20 small-paned casement. The east
gable has a similar central C20 casement window centred over 2
identical windows.
The rear elevation of the lower part has one C20 small-paned
casement, a small window with cross-glazing pattern and a
3-light, 9-pane, casement. The roof of the 2-storey part
carries down as a catslide and the rear has a sash window with
central vertical glazing bar, plain door and C20 two-light
casement. Flat-roofed C20 extension on west end and small
stack on gable end.
INTERIOR: the eastern part of the building is the remains of
an in-line hall house of the early C15. This has a 2-bay hall
with inserted C17 floor with 'central' truss with heavy arch
brace supporting tie beam and plain crown post with 4-way
bracing. Beneath the remaining arch brace is a blocked mortice
for a capital or, more likely, a 'low beam' between the posts.
Fragments of front and back walls remain with remnants of hall
windows, originally with 5 mullions. The west wall was
open-framed with arch braces to tie beam. To the east is a
storied service end with only one service door. Much framing
survives here, with jowled posts, part of a wall brace in
service wall portion and remnants of windows in front and rear
wall. Half the original floor survives, with large soffit,
tenoned joists and evidence for a stair trap. Within the
former hall is a late C15 brick stack in the usual position

backing on to the cross-passage. This has side arches with
segmental brick heads, seats and a timber mantel beam. Over
the mantel beam is a panel of herringbone brickwork, recently
rebuilt and probably infilling an earlier recessed overmantel
The 2-storey part to the west is a C17 structure, now much
rebuilt. A stack has an early C17 brick fireplace with moulded
depressed arch. Some old doors with L-hinges. On the wall is a
piece of paper with the following inscribed in pencil: '5th
day of March 1883./ Bill Gymer mixes the mortar/ W Holt drinks
the porter/ T Cudmore chops the sticks/ C Baxter lays the
bricks/ O Sargeant tickles the gals/ These are the best of old
pals' The rhyme is signed OJC and the builders' signatures are
appended above.

Listing NGR: TL8675608106

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

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