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Latitude: 51.9166 / 51°54'59"N
Longitude: 0.7782 / 0°46'41"E
OS Eastings: 591166
OS Northings: 227874
OS Grid: TL911278
Mapcode National: GBR RL8.ZHM
Mapcode Global: VHKFX.F3S2
Entry Name: Oaks Farmhouse
Listing Date: 22 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1266287
English Heritage Legacy ID: 421987
Location: Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6
Civil Parish: Wakes Colne
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Wakes Colne and Chappel
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
TL 92 NW 7/90 Oaks Farmhouse
Farmhouse including probable 'standing' or 'Hunting Lodge'. Early C19 and
Late C16. Front range is of red brick with low pitched slate roof and rear
range is timber-framed and part brick, part rendered. Front range has wide
overhanging eaves and bargeboards and a stack at each gable end. The front
elevation has a central, simple doorcase with pilasters, 6 panel door with
rectangular fanlight over. Above and either side are contemporary double
hung sash windows with plastered, flat arches and squarish panes. There is a
string band between the floors.
The rear range is composed of two peg tile roofed timber-framed structures,
with their roofs abutting at right angles. That to the south has a large
single bay on each floor and is of good timber framing with an elegant arch
braced, side purlin roof. It is 'open framed' against the northern block
and has a large, early C17 stack with offsets against its rear (east) wall.
The other block was also a single bay on each floor and was formerly jettied
on its front (jetty substantially intact against back wall of front block).
The front, formerly gabled, elevation of this block has remains of 'T pattern'
windows with moulded mullions. The roof is again side purlin with wind braces
of a similar style but differing in detail. The earlier block appears to
have been an independent, non-residential structure, slightly later enlarged
to form a dwelling. The hill top location with an excellent prospect would
suggest a 'standing' or 'hunting lodge'.
Listing NGR: TL9116627874
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