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Shellow Cross Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Willingale, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7484 / 51°44'54"N

Longitude: 0.3391 / 0°20'20"E

OS Eastings: 561571

OS Northings: 208114

OS Grid: TL615081

Mapcode National: GBR NHV.8K8

Mapcode Global: VHHMJ.TBN0

Plus Code: 9F32P8XQ+9M

Entry Name: Shellow Cross Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366203

English Heritage Legacy ID: 118507

Location: Willingale, Epping Forest, Essex, CM5

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest

Civil Parish: Willingale

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Willingale St Christopher with Shellow and Berners Roding

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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(North Side),
6/16 Shellow Cross Farmhouse,


Farmhouse, Mid C17, timber framed and plastered with fragments of old chevron
pargetting on rear wall. Two storeys and attics with peg tiled gabled roof
and peg tile gabled, one storey and attics block at rear with 2 gabled C20
dormers in east facing slope. Rear 3 storey stair tower with gabled peg tile
roof. Further single storey gabled outhouse extending out to rear with red
brick and tarred weatherboarded walls and with hipped roofed similar tarred
boarded wall block making northern termination. Off-centre 'L' shaped ridge
line stack and smaller stack against west gable wall. Front has 3 tripartite
double hung sash windows, with single central vertical glazing bars (all C20
replicas). Ground floor is similar but with C20 peg tile gable enclosed porch
off-centre. East end has original moulded bargeboards. Rear one storey and
attics brewhouse range of mid C17 timber framing with big C18 arched, iron
reinforced inglenook fireplace in old end smoke bay. Of 4 equal bays of
substantial timber framing with much reused timber some seemingly C14 and C15.
Unjowled posts and unusual massive side purlin windbraced roof with interrupted
tie beams to internal vertical posts in attic space. This has large window
to west gable. Extended in late C17 by one bay at west end. Stair tower of
original build, interrupting top plate with early C16 and late C15 door.
Moulded door jamb with 'vase' base reused at head of largely original newel
stair with octagonal newel post. Some original internal doors. Shallow arched
door head with its jambs of original front door, still in-situ. Interior has
fitted C18 corner cupboard with dentilled cornice and guilloche freize, mid C18
fitted dresser with raised and fielded panels and similar though possibly
earlier cupboard fixed to upper landing wall.

Listing NGR: TL6157108114

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