Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1122833

Date first listed: 12-Nov-1984



Ordnance survey map of MARVEL'S GARDEN
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1122833 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 16-Jan-2019 at 13:23:47.



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree (District Authority)

Parish: Pebmarsh

National Grid Reference: TL 85042 32704


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


PEBMARSH WATER LANE TL 83 SE (east side) 4/105 Marvel's Garden - II* House. Circa 1400, altered in late C16, extended in C19. Timber framed, plastered with exposed framing, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned NE-SW with late C16 axial stack in NE bay, integral storeyed service bay to NE, integral storeyed parlour/solar bay to SW. 2-bay extension to NW of parlour/solar bay, c.1560. Single-storey extension to NE of service bay, C19. Original building of one storey with attics, NW extension of 2 storeys. NW elevation, 3 C20 casements and window with C19 wooden slats on ground floor, 2 C20 casements on first floor, of which one is in a slated swept dormer. Boarded door with 2 glazed panes. On original building, widely-spaced studs with curved tension bracing trenched to the outside, and hipped gablets at both ends. On NW extension, close studding with curved braces trenched to the inside, and mortices for removed oriels. The interior has jowled posts, deep arched braces to the central tiebeam of the hall, crownpost roof with octagonal crownpost with moulded capital and base and 4-way bracing complete. Upper half of hall window present, blocked. Twin service doorways, doorway to stair and parlour doorway, all chamfered with straight heads. Ogee display bracing on service end of hall. All the original rafters of the hall except one are present, heavily smoke-blackened, with blackening extending to the gablets. Original lodged plain joists in service bay, C20 joists in parlour/ solar bay. Moulded beams in NW extension. This is an exceptionally complete and unchanged example of a typical Essex hall house, differing from the common pattern in having had straight doorheads at an early date. The NW extension also retains unusually complete and datable evidence of its original form. RCHM 15.

Listing NGR: TL8504232704


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 114903

Legacy System: LBS

End of official listing