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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: 1147693



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Rayne

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-May-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 02-Jan-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 115051

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House. Early/Mid C14 origin extensively altered for Sir William Capell late C15 with later alterations and additions. Timber framed and rough rendered with some brickwork. Red plain tiled roofs. Red brick chimney stack with square plinth and 3 octagonal shafts to right of central range. Left single chimney stack and rear large square attached shaft stack. Coved eaves cornice. Central range with gabled forward wing to left and gabled crosswing to right. This crosswlng with long wall jetty with moulded bressumer to right return. 2 storeys and attics. 2:4:2 window range of mainly cross transom casements. Ground floor windows to left, garage door to right. Central gabled porch with 6 panelled door. Rear building joined to the hall by a passage. Of complex plan. The central C14 range with a long wall jetty now underbuilt. Roof arch braced to principal collars, with secondary collars above and jowled principal rafters. Rear stair tower may relate to this build. The extension to the north end with crown post roof and collar purlins and the east chimney appear to date from some time soon after 1486. C16 south wing probably built for Sir Gyles Capell. Solid tread staircase. The west extension to the north end early C17, presumably built during Henry Capell's residence 1614-1622. The rear outbuilding may have been a medieval kitchen but was so altered C17 onwards, that its age is uncertain. The hall in the centre range has heavy moulded ceiling beams and above the fireplace are 5 brick arches with 4 centred heads. The walls are lined with C16 linenfold panelling, other rooms lined with C17 panelling. C16 doorways with 4 centred heads, anchor badge of the Capells in spandrels. Original mullion windows, original doors. RCHM 4.

Listing NGR: TL7321722962

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National Grid Reference: TL 73217 22962


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