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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1122314



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ridgewell

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 16-May-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 114114

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TL 74 SW RIDGEWELL 3/46 Little Meadowend


Lobby-entrance house, c.1600, with later additions. Timber frame, plastered between exposed studding, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays aligned approx. N-S, with chimney stack in second bay from S against E wall, lobby- entrance and stair to W of stack. Stair tower added to E of stack, C17, later converted to 2 small rooms. External chimney stack at N gable, and 2 single- storey extensions beyond. 2 storeys with attics. 6-panel door with top panels glazed, C18. 3 C20 casement windows on ground floor, 4 on first floor. Grouped diagonal shafts on main stack, roof hipped to S. Blocked window with 2 hollow- moulded mullions to rear of S bay, ground floor. Blocked doorway rebated externally to N of stair tower. Evidence of 3 removed oriel windows on first floor. Timber frame exposed internally. Jowled posts, arched braces to tiebeams, arched bracing trenched to inside of heavy studding. In S bay, plain- chamfered axial beam scribed into transverse members, joists of horizontal section plain-chamfered with step stops. In bay to N of stack, plain-chamfered binding beam with lamb's tongue stops, otherwise as in S bay. Original framed stair trap to west of stack, short joists of horizontal section plain-chamfered with lamb's tongue stops, later stair in aperture. Original rebated floorboards throughout, some covered by softwood boards. Grooves for sliding shutters. Large wood-burning hearths. Edge-halved and bridled scarfs in wallplates. Original clasped purlin roof. Original newel stair to attic. Pine cupboard recessed into stack on first floor, with mouldings and carved diamond-shaped panel. C18 pine doors. The 1952 schedule records this building as plastered externally, with 2 C18 dormers. The external plaster was stripped, the dormers removed, some of the windows changed, and internal woodwork stripped, circa 1979.

Listing NGR: TL7470540290

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National Grid Reference: TL 74705 40290


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