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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: 1123832



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Feering

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-May-1953

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 116412

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FEERING FEERING HILL TL 8619-8719 (north-west side)

8/91 No. 3 (The Sun Inn) 2.5.53


Part of a mansion, now an inn. Early C16, altered in late C16 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 3-bay range facing SE, roofed in 3 parallel ranges aligned NW-SE, gable ends to street, with internal stack in middle -bay and serving right bay, external stack to left of left bay (now enclosed by C20 adjacent building). Single-storey extension to rear, c.1980. 2 storeys. Ground floor, one C19 3-light casement with horizontal glazing bars, one splayed bay of C20 casements. First floor, 3 early C19 sashes of 16 lights with C20 external louvred shutters. 2 plain boarded doors, one with a single light, both with plain overlights. Full-length jetty with early C16 fascia carved with folded leaf design, one moulded bracket, and one moulded and carved bracket at left end. Late C16 projecting gables with hanging brackets and carved pendants. C19 carved bargeboards. The front elevation is plastered and painted to represent exposed framing, less decorative than the original framing. 2 octagonal shafts on main stack, rebuilt in C19. The original entry was on the line of the present left door (on the left side of the middle range), now largely occupied by the bar. A doorway with carved and moulded 4-centred doorhead opens off it into the left room, which has a binding beam with double-ogee moulding, joists plastered to the soffits, and a large wood-burning hearth with depressed arch of brick. The right ground-floor room has a binding beam with similar moulding, but also carved with folded leaf design, and moulded joists of horizontal section with carved leaf stops; exposed close studding; large wood-burning hearth, the mantel beam carved with 3 pomegranates, foliage and cable design. The left first-floor room has exposed close studding with paired curved braces trenched to the inside, a large wood-burning hearth with chamfered depressed arch retaining the original plaster, jowled posts, and a chamfered tie beam with lamb's tongue stops. The right first-floor room has a large wood-burning hearth, the mantel beam carved with 3 pomegranates and conventional foliage, but different in detail from the one below; large sill for former oriel window. A rare feature is an original gallery, extending across the whole rear elevation, the studding exposed internally below the rail, but closed in and plastered above the rail at some subsequent date; opening off it into the middle first-floor room is a doorway with roll moulding. The jowls of the inner posts are aligned NW-SE; the jowls of the corner posts are aligned NE-SW. The roof has been rebuilt in the late C16 in 3 parallel ranges, in clasped purlin form with arched wind braces, projecting slightly to the front, with contemporary external ornament. RCHM 30. See items 8/92 and 8/93.

Listing NGR: TL8661319280

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National Grid Reference: TL 86613 19280


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