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Statutory Address:

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

Braintree (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 73764 40973


TL 7240-7340 RIDGEWELL CHAPEL ROAD 6/18 Oak House, formerly known as Blyth and Pawsey Limited


House, C16 or earlier, altered in C19 and C20. Timber framed, partly plastered, partly clad with red brick, stretcher bond, roofed with slate. 2-bay hall range aligned NW-SE with large chimney stack at NW end, and 3-bay NW crosswing jettied to the SW. Single-storey lean-to extension in E angle. Aspect SW. 2 storeys. 2 4-panel doors with upper panels glazed, 2 splayed bays of double-hung sash windows of 2-4-2 lights, all C19. First floor, 2 double-hung sash windows of 8 and 4 lights respectively, C19, and one C20 casement window. One false window of 4 lights in gable of crosswing. The front of the crosswing is plastered, most of the remainder is clad with red brick. One of the bays is below the jetty, and also a C19 cast iron stanchion. Both roofs of normal slate pitch. The stubs of 9 joists project from the SE elevation, of which 8 are of horizontal section and original. The hall range has a transverse beam at the SE end, plain-chamfered with step stops. Both hearths are reduced for modern grates. The crosswing has jowled posts, some exposed studding, cambered tiebeam, a blocked first-floor doorway with arched head of 3-centred curvature, original rebated floorboards. Both roofs have been rebuilt above tiebeam level in the C19. This house is the surviving part of a medieval or C16 house which formerly extended to the SE. It has been divided into 2 tenements and subsequently combined.

Listing NGR: TL7376440973


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

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Date: 26 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/12212/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Wilfred N. Winder. Source Historic England Archive
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