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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.

Name: 6, 7 AND 8, BROOK STREET

List entry Number: 1123467



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Great Bardfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Dec-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 17-May-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 115292

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8/153 Nos. 6, 7 and 8, 21 .12.67 (formerly listed as nos. 6, 7, and 8 St. John's Terrace)


House, now divided into 3 houses. C15, altered in C16 and C19. Timber framed, plastered with imitation framing exposed, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Comprises 2-bay hall facing S with axial stack in right bay, original 2-bay parlour/solar crosswing to left, with C19 central stack, and 2-bay crosswing to right, c.1570, replacing original service bay. Single-storey extensions to rear. Crosswings of 2 storeys, hall of one storey with attics. 4-window range of C19 Gothic Revival cast iron casements, the middle 2 upper windows in gabled dormers with C19 pierced bargeboards. 3 plain boarded doors. C19 pierced bargeboards with fleur-de-lys pendants on both gables. Grouped diagonal shafts on main stack, diagonal shaft on left stack. The floor of the hall and crosswing has risen approx. 0.8 metre in relation to the original structure, probably due to deposition of silt at the foot of the hill. It retains a blocked rear doorway with 4-centred head, and the lower half of a rear unglazed window, with transom and 5 moulded mullions. The central tiebeam is moulded to a bowtell-in-great-casement profile, and severed for an inserted doorway, the missing part re-used to frame the same doorway. Crownpost roof, smoke- blackened, central crownpost and braces missing. Late C16 inserted floor with chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops. The left crosswing (no. 6) has an underbuilt jetty, a hollow-moulded (but mutilated) girt on the right side, facing the hall (i.e. the dais beam), a rebate for the hall/parlour door, exposed close studding, and crownpost roof with plain post and axial braces. The original floor has been raised approx. 0.5 metre. The right crosswing (no. 8) has a chamfered binding beam with lamb's tongue stops, exposed plain joists of horizontal section, an underbuilt jetty, diamond mortices for an unglazed window at the side, and a crownpost roof with plain post and thin axial braces. The combination of lamb's tongue stops with a crownpost roof is of special historical interest, and makes this crosswing finely datable to c.1570. RCHM 12.

Listing NGR: TL6767530554

Selected Sources

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex North West, (1916)

National Grid Reference: TL 67675 30554


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