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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: 1122936



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Gosfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Aug-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 15-Oct-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 114667

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TL 72 NE GOSFIELD CHURCH ROAD 7/155 Nos. 1,2 & 3 (Highgates Cottages.) (Formerly listed 7 8 52 as Highgates)


House, now three dwellings. Early C15 or earlier with later additions and alterations. Timber framed and plastered. Red plain tiled roofs. Three red brick chimney stacks. Of complex plan. Hall house with jettied gabled crosswings to right and left. Left crosswing outshot to left and with ground floor bay below jetty. There is a forward gable to right of hall with a leaded three light transomed window. The right crosswing with red tiled lean-to porch. Crosswings of two storeys. Hall one storey and attics. To far right is a forward two storey gabled crosswing with jetty to left return. Various gabled wings to rear. 1:1:1:1 window range of various C17, C18 and C19 casements, some leaded. Some mullions remain, one with original shutters. Curved jetty brackets. Pentice board to left crosswing gable. Three vertically boarded doors, those to centre and right with lights. Interior features include original brick fireplaces with mantel beams over, that to first floor right with a cambered mantel beam. Part of the arches of screens passage doors visible. Sooted, cross quadrate crownpost roof to Hall. Reputed to have been used as a nunnery of the Order of the Poor Clares following their persecution and flight during the French Revolution. RCHM 5.

Listing NGR: TL7810429538

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National Grid Reference: TL 78104 29538


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