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Latitude: 51.8353 / 51°50'6"N
Longitude: 0.8671 / 0°52'1"E
OS Eastings: 597632
OS Northings: 219069
OS Grid: TL976190
Mapcode National: GBR RMC.XQM
Mapcode Global: VHKGB.Z48F
Entry Name: Blind Knights
Listing Date: 18 May 1979
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1267086
English Heritage Legacy ID: 419717
Location: Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2
Civil Parish: Layer-de-la-Haye
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Layer de la Haye St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
LAYER DE LA HAYE FIELD FARM LANE
TL 91 NE 17/10 18.5.79 Blind Knights
Early C14 hall house with later alterations. Timber-framed and plastered with
red plain tile roof. Two storeys. 1:2:1:1:1 window range on ground floor,
1:3:3:1 on first floor all modern casements. Central section is one full bay
of early C14 hall, with massive arch bracing to tie beam, 4 armed crown post,
and heavily sooted rafters. Now one and a half storeys. A first floor has
been inserted, presumably C16 and there is a gabled dormer at both front and
rear. Immediately to west is a cabled and jettied crosswing, and adjoining
range, all 2 storey, and added C20. At east end of hall, is early C14 gabled
and jettied crosswing. Most of the frame is exposed internally, including stop
chamfered beams, and 2 original ogee doorheads. Original roof remains "with
4 armed crown posts and centre purlin. To the east is a further long wall jettied
wing of early C15, with frame exposed internally, semi-circular headed entrance
doorway, and simple 2 armed crown post roof. Large rear chimney stack, with
C15 and C16 brickwork.
Listing NGR: TL9763219069
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