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Chobbing's Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chelmsford, Essex

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Latitude: 51.758 / 51°45'28"N

Longitude: 0.442 / 0°26'31"E

OS Eastings: 568637

OS Northings: 209414

OS Grid: TL686094

Mapcode National: GBR NHS.QLF

Mapcode Global: VHJK1.M21M

Plus Code: 9F32QC5R+6R

Entry Name: Chobbing's Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 June 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306286

English Heritage Legacy ID: 112477

Location: Chignall, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1

County: Essex

District: Chelmsford

Civil Parish: Chignall

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Broomfield St Mary with St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10/10/2012

TL 60 NE 8/56

Chobbing's Farmhouse


Late C14, former open hall or kitchen block to larger dwelling (now demolished), extended in early C17. Timber framed and plastered with weather boarded dado to front. Red plain tile roof. One storey and attics. 3 window range C19 and modern casements. 2 gabled dormers. C18 red brick end wall chimney stack. C19 and early C20 lean-to extensions at rear, weatherboarded with corrugated asbestos roof. Internally original frame survives with jowled storey posts and cambered tie beams. The main feature is a large central timber and plaster chimney stack framed from tie beam and mantel beam, part underbuilt in brick in C17 and a brick top added in two stages, C16 and C19. Note: This is the earliest complete timber stack survival so far discovered in Essex. It is further unusual in that it was well carpentered and forming a dominant element of the frame. The building appears to have been subsidiary to a larger house and its original form with floored end bay echos a C15 kitchen block added to Priors Hall, Stebbing. It is felt that the kitchen block probability adds greatly to the structures importance as medieval timber kitchens in themselves are extremely rare.

Listing NGR: TL6863709414

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