Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1111438

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1949



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County: Essex

District: Tendring (District Authority)

Parish: Brightlingsea

National Grid Reference: TM 08870 16746


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BRIGHTLINGSEA HIGH STREET TM 0816-0916 (south side)

8/47 Jacobes Hall 18.7.49 GV I

Hall house with crosswings to left and right. C15. Restored circa 1919. Exposed timber frame. Red plain tiled roofs. Off centre left and end right chimney stacks to hall. Central stack to right crosswing and to rear of left crosswing. The originally jettied crosswings now underbuilt. 2 storeys and attics. Hipped dormer to right of hall. 1:1:1 window range of vari-light C20 glazing. 4 centre arched doorway to left of hall. Exposed halved arched braces to first floor of crosswings and blocked mullions to crosswings. An interesting feature is the C15/C16 red brick semi hexagonal stair turret at the angle of the hall and right crosswing. it is crenellated with 3 bands of trefoiled corbelling. The pyramidal capping shows signs of crocketting. There is a 2 light window under a square head at eaves level. The right return of right crosswing has 3 panelled doors, surrounds with flat canopies, similar doorway to left crosswing return. Original mullion windows now blocked to main frame. 2 storeys. The good quality heavy timber frame is virtually complete with the first floor of the hall inserted C15/C16. Halved arched braces to walls. Arched braces to tie beams, those to crosswings supporting 2 armed crown posts. The hall octagonal crown post with moulded capital and base. C.A. Hewitt suggests a date of circa 1460-70 for this. Original doors with 4 centred heads, one with foliated spandrels. The inserted hall ceiling with moulded ceiling beams, main beams carved with twisted leaves and foliate stops. Moulded and crenellated wall plates. Large inglenook fireplaces that to east with a moulded lintel with foliate spandrels. Known to have been the home of the Beriff family whose memorial brasses in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea are dated circa 1496 to circa 1578. A Cl9 shop was erected between the crosswings and was demolished circa 1919 when the building was restored by Mr. Henry Havelock. E.P. Dicken History of Brightlingsea, 1913. C.A. Hewitt English Historic Carpentry, 1980. RCHM 4.

Listing NGR: TM0887016746


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Legacy System number: 120174

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Books and journals
An Inventory of Essex South East, (1923)
Dickin, E P, History of Brightlingsea, (1913)
Hewett, C A , English Historic Carpentry, (1980)

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