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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: 1123321



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wethersfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 115642

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6/129 Martin's Nest


House. C16. Timber framed, roughcast rendered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays facing SW, with axial stack one bay from left end. One storey with attics. 3 C20 caseiaents, one more in gabled dormer. C20 door. The interior has jowled posts, longitudinal plain joists of horizontal section in both end bays. The floor in the 2 middle bays appears to be inserted, with a transverse beam and longitudinal joists of horizontal section supported on pegged clamps. Original straight stair of solid treads, with modern treads and risers added. Edge-halved and bridled scarf in front wallplate, other splinted. C16 rebated floorboards. Large wood-burning hearth, reduced for C19 coal grate. On the upper floor one tiebeam has been removed at an early date between the right end bay and the middle part, and another inserted which arches up to leave the inserted doorway unobstructed, a rare and ingenious construction. In this doorway, a C17 ledged door of 3 plain boards with original wooden handgrip. No access to roof structure. The accessible evidence suggests that this house was built with the middle 2 bays open to the roof, with or without a timber-framed chimney, and that in the early C17 a floor was inserted, the new doorway made, and the present brick stack built.

Listing NGR: TL7211629928

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National Grid Reference: TL 72116 29928


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