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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: 1123006



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ashen

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Feb-1980

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 114421

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TL 74 SW ASHEN THE STREET, West Side 1/13 The Red Cow Public House 7.2.80 GV II House, C15, altered in C16 and C20, now a public house. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned N-S, aspect E, with axial chimney stack inserted in S bay in late C16, integral parlour/solar bay to N, and late C16 2-bay crosswing to S. Single-storey extension to N with slated lean-to roof. 2 storeys and single storey with attics. In N crosswing, one C19 casement window on each floor. C19 4-panel door and C20 half-glazed door, 2 early C20 double-hung sash windows each of 8 upper lights and 2 lower lights and one double-hung sash window of 9 lights. First floor, 2 similar early C20 sash windows, and one C20 casement window. Early C20 canopy on 6 posts with red tiled roof. The interior has jowled posts. The middle truss of the hall has semi-octagonal attached shafts, continued by chamfered arch-braces. The inserted floor has an axial beam and joists, all double-ogee moulded, and moulded clamps, independent of the chimney stack. The rear wallplate has an edge-halved and bridled scarf. The front wall only has been raised approx. 1 metre above the original wallplate. The roof of the crosswing is of clasped purlin construction with C17 inserted ceiling, the beam chamfered with lamb's tongue stops. The parlour ceiling is boarded; a section of the same board in the possession of the licensee records that it was done by Alfred Page of Cavendish in October 1899, and gives news of casualties in the Boer War in pencil. RCHM 11.

Listing NGR: TL7469142288

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: TL 74691 42288


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