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Statutory Address:

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

Braintree (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 74307 28978



3/198 Northys 16.10.81

- II

House. Early C16 or earlier, altered c.1600 and in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays facing approx. NE, comprising 2-bay hall with stack in right bay against rear wall, parlour/solar bay to left, service bay to right. Small C20 extension to front with catslide roof. One storey with attics. NE elevation, 3 C20 casements and C20 door. SW elevation, 5 C20 casements and one more in gabled dormer. Original sprockets below eaves at front and back. Jowled posts, heavy studding, doorway to NE (now within extension) with 3-centred arched head. The SE (parlour/solar) bay is originally storeyed, with lodged joists slightly raised at end and plastered to the soffits, the present stair probably in the original stair trap. The originally storeyed service bay has a chamfered axial beam, joists plastered to the soffits, rebated floorboards, c.1600. The hall has a cambered central tiebeam with chamfered arched braces, and at the 'high' end, curved display bracing trenched into heavy studs, and the original doorway into the parlour with plain straight head and severed draught screen, diamond mortices and rebates for unglazed windows. The stack comprises a timber framed chimney with mantel bean jointed and pegged into post at side, lined with bricks c.1600; the timber structure does not continue above tiebeam level. The inserted floor consists of a chamfered axial beam with plain joists of horizontal section supported on pegged clamps, and rebated boards, c.1600. Edge-halved and bridled scarfs in wallplates. Roof of collar-rafter construction, smoke-blackened in the hall only. Tiebeam between hall and service bay removed. The RCHM (46) reported a N wing added c.1700, now gone.

Listing NGR: TL7430728978


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 21 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/13532/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Wilfred N. Winder. Source Historic England Archive
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