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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: 1123024



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Little Yeldham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Aug-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 114469

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TL 73 NE LITTLE YELDHAM NORTH END, North Side 4/21 Bramley Cottage and Touchwood GV II

House, C15, extended in C19, now 2 cottages. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with interlocking concrete tiles. 2-bay hall aligned E-W, aspect S, with integral storeyed parlour/solar bay at W end, and C19 extension at E end. Axial chimney stack, late C16, in E bay of hall, and external chimney stacks at W and E ends. Single-storey lean-to extension at E end. The property division between Bramley Cottage and Touchwood is through the axial stack, with one hearth in each cottage, most of the C15 hall house being included in Bramley Cottage, and the frame extending approx. 2 metres into Touchwood. Single storey with attics. 2 C20 half-glazed doors, 5 C20 casement windows, 4 more in gabled dormers. The interior of Bramley Cottage has jowled posts, heavy studding, exposed wattle on the W side of the hall/parlour partition, lodged plain joists of horizontal section over the parlour, and a late C16 inserted floor in the hall, with chamfered axial beam and plain joists of horizontal section supported on pegged clamps. The roof timbers are heavily sooted. A ceiling obstructs access to the roof, but it appears to be of crownpost construction. Some rebuilding at sides of main hearth. In Touchwood the main hearth is C17 with lamb's tongue stops on the mantel beam. One large jowled post is exposed, another boxed in.

Listing NGR: TL7871739020

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National Grid Reference: TL 78717 39020


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