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Lower House Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0503 / 52°3'1"N

Longitude: 0.4577 / 0°27'27"E

OS Eastings: 568621

OS Northings: 241950

OS Grid: TL686419

Mapcode National: GBR PFN.GJN

Mapcode Global: VHJHH.WQBM

Entry Name: Lower House Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309111

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114178

Location: Steeple Bumpstead, Braintree, Essex, CB9

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Steeple Bumpstead

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Steeple Bumpstead St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

2/72 Lower House Farmhouse

House, C15 and C16, altered in C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay E crosswing of an earlier hall house, C15,
jettied to S, C15, and 3-bay main range to W with long jetty to S, C16. Chimney
stack in middle bay of main range against S wall, late C16, and external chimney
stack at W end, C18/19. 2-bay extension to N of crosswing, and stair tower
in NW angle, late C16/early C17. Single-storey extension to N of W bay of main
range, C19, and another extension to W of it. Aspect S. 2 storeys. C19 half-
glazed door, 2 tripartite double-hung windows of 4-12-4 lights, early C19,
and one C20 casement window, on each floor. In E elevation, on ground floor
one double-hung sash window of 16 lights, C18, and on first floor 2 C18 windows
each of one wrought iron casement and one fixed light, and rectangular leading.
On same elevation, complete set of original sprockets. Jowled posts and heavy
studding throughout. The E crosswing has a plain-chamfered binding beam with
plain stops, and joists of horizontal section jointed to it with unrefined
soffit tenons. This wing originally had a crownpost roof, but was converted
to clasped purlin form in the late C16. On the first floor, in the wall between
it and the main range there is some original wattle and daub infill and an
unglazed window blocked with wattle and daub when the C16 main range was added.
There is a doorway with 4-centred doorhead on the first floor between the
crosswing and its N extension. The main range has plain-chamfered axial beams,
joists plastered to the soffits in the W bay, in the other bays joists of
horizontal section plain-chamfered with step stops. The crown post roof is
complete, plain crownposts with thin curved axial braces only. RCHM 24.

Listing NGR: TL6862141950

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

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