Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1257044

Date first listed: 30-Jan-1973

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Oct-1996



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County: Essex

District: Maldon (District Authority)

Parish: Heybridge

National Grid Reference: TL 86756 08106


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TL80NE DRAPERS CHASE, Heybridge 574-1/2/238 (West side) 30/01/73 Drapers Farm (Formerly Listed as: GOLDHANGER ROAD, Heybridge Draper's Farm)


House. Early C15 and C17. Timber-framed and rendered with some rendered brick; gabled plain tile roof with ridgeline stack and slope stack. EXTERIOR: part 2-storeys; 2-window range; part one-storey-and-attic; single-window range. The 2-storey part has two 2-light C19 casements with top ventilators over a single similar window and a C20 open gabled porch with door and side window within. This part is of rendered brickwork with large rectangular stack on centre of ridge. The lower part has a gabled dormer with plain 2-light casement and plain raised late C15 stack through front roof slope. The ground floor has a 12-pane sash window, a door with small panes and an asymmetrical C20 small-paned casement. The east gable has a similar central C20 casement window centred over 2 identical windows. The rear elevation of the lower part has one C20 small-paned casement, a small window with cross-glazing pattern and a 3-light, 9-pane, casement. The roof of the 2-storey part carries down as a catslide and the rear has a sash window with central vertical glazing bar, plain door and C20 two-light casement. Flat-roofed C20 extension on west end and small stack on gable end. INTERIOR: the eastern part of the building is the remains of an in-line hall house of the early C15. This has a 2-bay hall with inserted C17 floor with 'central' truss with heavy arch brace supporting tie beam and plain crown post with 4-way bracing. Beneath the remaining arch brace is a blocked mortice for a capital or, more likely, a 'low beam' between the posts. Fragments of front and back walls remain with remnants of hall windows, originally with 5 mullions. The west wall was open-framed with arch braces to tie beam. To the east is a storied service end with only one service door. Much framing survives here, with jowled posts, part of a wall brace in service wall portion and remnants of windows in front and rear wall. Half the original floor survives, with large soffit, tenoned joists and evidence for a stair trap. Within the former hall is a late C15 brick stack in the usual position

backing on to the cross-passage. This has side arches with segmental brick heads, seats and a timber mantel beam. Over the mantel beam is a panel of herringbone brickwork, recently rebuilt and probably infilling an earlier recessed overmantel panel. The 2-storey part to the west is a C17 structure, now much rebuilt. A stack has an early C17 brick fireplace with moulded depressed arch. Some old doors with L-hinges. On the wall is a piece of paper with the following inscribed in pencil: '5th day of March 1883./ Bill Gymer mixes the mortar/ W Holt drinks the porter/ T Cudmore chops the sticks/ C Baxter lays the bricks/ O Sargeant tickles the gals/ These are the best of old pals' The rhyme is signed OJC and the builders' signatures are appended above.

Listing NGR: TL8675608106


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Legacy System number: 464298

Legacy System: LBS

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