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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: 1122342



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Birdbrook

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: 114077

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TL 74 SW BIRDBROOK BAYTHORNE END 3/13 The Swan Public House


Lobby-entrance house, C17, altered in C20, now a public house. Timber framed, plastered, front elevation of C20 yellow brick in Flemish Bond, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays aligned approx. NW-SE, aspect NE, with original axial chimney stack in second bay from SE end forming a lobby-entrance. Long rear extension from SE end, with external chimney stack and bread oven at end, and single-storey extension beyond. Shorter rear extension from NW end, with axial chimney stack, and single-storey lean-to extension at end. Lean-to extension to rear of main range. C20 toilet block to W. 2 storeys. Half- glazed door at front of C20 gabled porch, half-glazed door under bracketed hood, 3 double-hung sash windows of 16 lights. First floor, 3 double-hung sash windows of 12 lights. Rusticated brick quoins, dentils below eaves, 2 sections of facade set slightly forward. Interior has plain-chamfered beams with lamb's tongue stops above ground and first floors. Face-halved and bladed scarfs in wallplates. Main chimney stack rebuilt at ground floor level. S stack complete, mantel beam with lamb's tongue stops, door of bread oven missing. A deed in the possession of the brewers, of which the licensee has a copy and transcript, records the sale of the property in 1707 by John Pyke alias Crouch, gent, to William Pye and Rosa his wife for £50. An inscription in the W wall of the parish church refers to 'Martha Blewit of the Swan Inn at Bathorn-End in this Parish, buried May 7th 1681'.

Listing NGR: TL7238642869

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National Grid Reference: TL 72386 42869


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