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TM 26086 32601



TM2632NW CHURCH STREET 609-1/2/38 (North East side) 20/06/72 The Three Cups Public House (Formerly Listed as: CHURCH STREET (North East side) Three Cups Hotel)


Public house. c1500 and late C18. Timber-framed and rendered and encased in brick on SW and SE elevations. Roofs are gabled in clay plain tiles and low pitched in asbestos sheeting. Road front was rebuilt in C20 and has parapet and projecting band between storeys. First floor is pebbledashed and ground floor of ashlared render. EXTERIOR: 7-window range of C20 double-hung sashes with small panes and central early C19 doorcase with moulded architrave, console brackets supporting dentilled cornice. SE elevation is of red Flemish-bond brickwork reduced in height following a fire. Projecting canted bay window with double-hung sash windows with small panes on timber brackets and mixture of double-hung sashes, some with arched heads and some with flat gauged brick arches. Low parapeted gable over front half. NE elevation is of 3 parts with a flat-roofed 2-storey block forming the southern end. In the centre, a 2-storey slate hipped roofed block, jettied on upper floor with 2 surviving brackets. The ground floor of this has canted bay of double-hung sashes with small panes and an elliptical-arched early C19 blocked entrance door with simple panelled pilasters and emphatic cornice. The northernmost part has steep gabled roof and jettied upper floor with 8 joist ends exposed and one original bracket. Ground floor has a canted double-hung sash oriel bay with small panes on timber brackets. Most of rear elevation is rendered with traces of ashlaring and some painted brick and weatherboarding. 2-storey cross-wing of 2 bays at NE corner of complex with richly moulded spine beams bridging joists and common joists. Roof survives with collared rafter couples but no evidence for former crown posts. Similar larger 2-bay structure forming northern part of frontage block with moulded ceiling as above. The gap between these blocks was possibly a stackbay. Abutting the SE flank of the cross-wing is a single bay of jettied framing with spine beam and moulded impost of the late C16. INTERIOR: within SE part of complex is an early C18 well staircase with barley-sugar balusters and panelled dado. Formerly there was a ceiling with fleurs-de-lys and roses on first floor as at The Globe. HISTORICAL NOTE: building was used as council chamber prior to rebuilding of Guildhall and referred to as 'mansion' in C17. It seems probable that this is a purpose-built inn of c1500. (RCHME: Essex NE: London: 1922-: 135 (3)).

Listing NGR: TM2608632601


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An Inventory of Essex North East, (1922), 135


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 29 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/07503/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Wilfred N. Winder. Source Historic England Archive
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