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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: 1123212



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Greenstead Green and Halstead Rural

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Aug-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 10-Apr-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 115992

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5/154 Rivenshall (Formerly listed 7.8.52 as Ravenshall Farmhouse)

- II

House. Late C16 and C17, possibly earlier. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Complex plan comprising (1) main range facing SE with axial stack to left of centre, (2) 3-bay range to rear of right end, c.1600, with central stack, (3) C17 rear wing behind middle of main range, with small single-storey lean-to extension beyond, (4) shorter and lower range at left end of main range, with large single-storey lean-to extensions to left, forming a catslide, and to rear. 2 storeys. Ground floor, one C19 casement, one C20 casement, and one C20 bay. First floor, 2 C19 and 2 C20 casements. Flush 6-panel door with simple pediment head. Roofs hipped. 4 grouped octagonal shafts on each of 2 stacks. Cast iron rainhead. In the right return are 2 C18 3-light windows with rectangular leading, each with a wrought iron casement, and one 2-light window with ovolo mullions, moved from elsewhere. The main range has remnants of an earlier, open hall build and a fragment of an aisle sole plate and octagonal post with moulded capital and base, parts of a former spere truss, and other remnants in an adjoining barn. The SW block is a well-carpentered structure of one storey with original attics, of one long bay between 2 short bays. The middle bay has a full-width ovolo-mullioned window of 6 lights. The structure consists of a series of storey posts with moulded imposts 2/3 of the way up, supporting the bridging beams. The attic, designed to be occupied, has a butt-purlin roof with heavy double collars. The intermediate posts are unjowled. The SE end wall is of interrupted tiebeam design to gain a large attic window. This curious building seems to have been contrived as an independent cottage of markedly original design. At a later date the NE wall of this building was interrupted by the introduction of the western stack. This provided an arched fireplace of 3-centred curvature to the SW, and a fireplace with timber lintel to the NE. RCHM 8.

Listing NGR: TL8199627793

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National Grid Reference: TL 81996 27793


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