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Statutory Address:

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

Braintree (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 79967 24784


TL 7924 STISTED THE STREET (west side)

7/282 Nos. 23 and 24


Pair of attached houses. 1859, in Tudor Revival style. Red brick in Flemish bond, some plastered timber framing with exposed imitation framing, roofed with handmade plain and ornamental red clay tiles. Irregular cruciform plan, facing E (entrance to no. 24 facing S). C20 flat-roofed single-storey extension to rear right of no. 23. 2 storeys. No. 23, ground floor, one square oriel of 1-3-1 casements, with moulded mullions and surround and hipped roof of ornamental tiles; first floor, one 3-light casement with moulded mullions, moulded and chamfered surround. Plain door in moulded doorway with 4-centred head, embossed foliage in the spandrels, moulded and chamfered surround. Carved datestone in gable, with inscription 'O.S.O. 1859' for Onley Savill Onley (né Harvey). Original carved and pierced bargeboards of fleur-de-lis design, partly covered by C20 plain bargeboards. Right return, ground floor, 3 similar 2-light casements (including one re-used in the C20 extension), one more on first floor. All these windows at front and side are original, with cast iron lattices. Original bargeboards similar to those at front, not covered. No. 24 comprises a wing extending to the left, the first floor projecting one bay beyond the ground floor, supported on 6 moulded posts, jettied to front, left and rear, a parallel wing to the rear, and a service range beyond. On each floor, one 3-light casement similar to the first-floor window of no. 23. The jetty has exposed joists of horizontal section and a carved fascia; above it, imitation close studding and curved tension bracing, roughcast between. Feature gable with original carved and pierced bargeboards, and carved finial and pendant. In base of stack, carved stone tablet with Onley arms, recessed in chamfered surround. 6 elaborately decorated shafts in Tudor style, octagonal and round. 4-centred arch below projecting first floor, with embossed foliage, carved pendant and moulded surround. In left return, 3 similar arches, dragon beams at each corner, and one similar arch to rear. In recessed ground floor, 2 one-light casements with cast iron lattices and chamfered surrounds, and door and doorway similar to those of no. 23. First floor, one oriel similar to that of no. 23; original carved and pierced bargeboards, carved finial and pendant. Joists, bressumer and imitation framing as at front, continuing round rear elevation of this wing. In next range, one similar one-light casement under small gable with similar detail. Other original latticed and chamfered casements on rear elevation and service range. The roofs have horizontal bands of alternate plain and ornamental tiles, except the right wing of no. 23, which is mainly of ornamental tiles. This pair of houses has retained almost all the original architectural features.

Listing NGR: TL7996724784


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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: 13 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/13931/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Martin. Source Historic England Archive
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