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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: 1123329



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: 23-Feb-1981

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 115657

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5/144 The Cottage 23.2.81


House. C.1560, altered in C17, C19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed witn handmade red clay tiles. 2 bays facing W, of a range which formerly extended one bay further S. Single-storey extension with catslide roof behind right bay, early C17. C18 external stack at right end. C19 internal stack at left end. 2 storeys. 2-window range of C20 casements. C20 door. C18/C19 brick floors throughout. Jowled posts, heavy studding, diamond mortices and shutter grooves for unglazed windows at front and back. In left bay, double ogee moulded axial beam with foliate stops, joists plastered to the soffits. Each rafter couple has trenches for a high collar, altered to clasped purlins in C17. A good series of carpenter's assembly marks on the rafters starts at VIII at the S end, indicating that this building formerly extended 7 couples (approx. 3.50 metres) to the S. Chamfered tiebeam in middle of present S bay, with step stops. This house has been converted to cottages, and re-combined. An abstract of title states that it was built by Richard Hitching on land formerly part of The Hoods, date not stated.

Listing NGR: TL7122631355

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National Grid Reference: TL 71226 31355


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