Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1122875

Date first listed: 07-Feb-1980



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County: Essex

District: Braintree (District Authority)

Parish: Alphamstone

National Grid Reference: TL 87906 35511


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ALPHAMSTONE LAMARSH ROAD TL 83 NE (north side) 2/16 (25/3) The Manor House 7.2.80 GV II House. C15, altered in C16 and C18. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall facing W, with late C16 axial chimney stack in left bay, and storeyed service bay beyond. Storeyed parlour/solar bay to right, partly rebuilt in C18, with external chimney stack at end. Lean-to extension at left end, 2 lean-to extensions to rear. One storey with attics. 3 C20 casements, 2 plain doors of which one has a simple pediment, 3 C20 casements in gabled dormers. Original gablet roof to left. Roof of right bay approx. 0.50 metre higher than the remainder. Phoenix firemark on gable of middle dormer, with legend 'Protection' below oval, and part of spear. The interior has jowled posts, heavy studding, and original floor of lodged plain joists of horizontal section in service bay. In hall, display bracing at parlour end, and inserted floor of transverse and axial beams and joists of horizontal section, all chamfered with lamb's tongue stops, on pegged clamps. Mantel beam chamfered with lamb's tongue stops and inscription NG (with the 1586 N reversed), referring to Nicholas le Gryse, rector of the parish (M. Burnett, Seven Parishes of North Essex). In service bay, oven door of wrought iron, oven missing, and some wattle and daub exposed internally. In parlour bay, longitudinal joists of horizontal section, chamfered with lamb's tongue stops, and C18 recessed cupboard of pine. Collar-rafter roof above hall, smoke- blackened. The present name is C20 and misleading - this is not a manor house.

Listing NGR: TL8790635511


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Legacy System number: 114805

Legacy System: LBS

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