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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: 1123332



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: 115662

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1/150 High Thatch


House. Late C16, altered in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roof thatched. 4 bays facing SE with axial stack. C20 lean-to extension roofed with machine-made red clay tiles to rear of left end. 2 small C20 lean-to extensions with thatched roofs at rear right corner. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 3 casements and one fixed light, first floor 2 casements, all C20. C20 thatched lean-to porch with door on left side. SW gable end (facing Gosfield Road), one C20 casement on each floor, and C20 French windows. Exterior plastered with traditional sawtooth chevron design in panels. Jowled posts, curved tension braces trenched inside heavy studding, face-halved and bladed scarfs in wallplates. Chamfered axial and transverse beams with lamb's tongue stops, exposed plain joists of horizontal section. Large wood-burning hearth facing to right, the mantel beam chamfered with lamb's tongue stops, reduced for C20 grate; smaller wood-burning hearth facing to left also reduced for C20 grate. Diamond mortices for unglazed window in upper storey. Clasped purlin roof, re-using sooted rafters from crownpost roof of an earlier house. Some evidence of the former existence of a timber-framed chimney, in the same position as the present stack, replaced c.1600.

Listing NGR: TL7377130346

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National Grid Reference: TL 73771 30346


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