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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: 1122992



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Toppesfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Aug-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 114489

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TL 7337 TOPPESFIELD THE CAUSEWAY, West Side 6/4 Berwick Hall 7.8.1952 GV II House, early C17, altered in C18 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays aligned N-S, aspect E, with 2 internal rear chimney stacks, and rear wing from S bay, forming an L-plan, with internal chimney stack at the junction, and C18/19 extension beyond, with internal chimney stack. C18 extension to rear of main range, forming 3 gables to W, and small 2-storey extension in the angle. 2 storeys and unlit attic in main building, single storey with attics in most westerly extension. French window and 3 tripartite double-hung sash windows on ground floor, 4 on first floor, all late C19. Roof hipped to N andS. S chimney stack has recessed panel, now blank, reported by the RCHM to have formerly contained an inscribed date 1635. In upper W elevation, one C18 window of 3 fixed lights. The interior has beam with lamb's tongue and bar stops, and half-height jowls on the storey posts with decorative serrated fringes, original. One beam is elaborately carved with a foliate design. The staircase has fretted flat balusters, mainly original, with some reproduction work. Clasped purlin roof with original rebated floor boards and original partitions of wattle and daub in attic. Moated site. RCHM 3.

Listing NGR: TL7355137241

Selected Sources

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex North West, (1916)

National Grid Reference: TL 73551 37241


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