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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: 1123482



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: 17-May-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 115326

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TL 6730 GREAT BARDFIELD HIGH STREET (south-east side)

8/187 Bardfield Cottage Museum


Cottage, now a museum. Late C16, extended in C17. Timber framed, plastered, roof thatched. 2 bays facing NW, with C17/C18 axial stack in right bay. C17 extension of one bay to right, slightly narrower in span than the original building. One storey. 2 C20 casements with rectangular leading. Plain boarded door. The interior has jowled posts in both parts, heavy studding, diamond mortices for unglazed windows, evidence of an original partition, now removed, between the 2 bays of the late C16 cottage. The original roof is hipped at the left end, although this does not appear externally, and the rafters are smoke- blackened in both original bays. Built as an almshouse under the will of Serjeant Bendlowes, 1584 (S. Hyland, 'An Elizabethan Self-Made Man of Law, Essex Countryside, March 1983, 22-4).

Listing NGR: TL6744030386

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hyland, S, 'Essex Countryside' in An Elizabethan Self Made Man of Law, (1983), 22-24

National Grid Reference: TL 67440 30386


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