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Highbarn Hall Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenstead Green and Halstead Rural, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9195 / 51°55'10"N

Longitude: 0.6174 / 0°37'2"E

OS Eastings: 580092

OS Northings: 227785

OS Grid: TL800277

Mapcode National: GBR QJR.LWM

Mapcode Global: VHJJC.N07V

Plus Code: 9F32WJ98+QW

Entry Name: Highbarn Hall Farmhouse

Listing Date: 10 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337932

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115974

Location: Greenstead Green and Halstead Rural, Braintree, Essex, CO9

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Greenstead Green and Halstead Rural

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Greenstead Green

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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5/135 Highbarn Hall

- II

House. Early C14, C17 and later. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red plain tiles. 2-bay hall facing NE, with contemporary service
crosswing to right and possible crosswing to left, now forming a continuous
rectangular range. Single-storey lean-to extension of painted brick at right
end. 2 axial stacks, that to the right being an insertion of c.1600 in the open
hall. 2 storeys with one lit attic. 2-window range of C18 3-light windows with
wrought iron casements and rectangular leading, those on the ground floor having
C18/19 wide boarded hinged shutters each with 3 heart-shaped perforations. Also
3 C20 casements on the ground floor and one on the first floor. Off-centre
6-panel door with C18 Tuscan porch with fluted pilasters and dentilled segmental
pediment and roof. Painted in the pediment is: M
C18 gambrel roof half-hipped at the left end, hipped at the right end, with one
C20 casement in a gabled dormer. On the left elevation 2 similar C18 windows
are arranged as 2-storey splayed bay. Floor inserted in hall c.1600 and
contemporary wide wood-burning hearth facing to left with substantial mantel
beam. At the right end of the hall 2 original service doorways remain, with
double ogee heads. Blocked unglazed window. Splayed scarf with undersquinted
abutments in wallplate. Numerous internal doors and cupboards of good C18
workmanship. Possibly RCHM 11, which was described as Simnel's Farm.

Listing NGR: TL8009227785

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