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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: 1305782



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stisted

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-Sep-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 116278

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4/261 The Dolphin Public House


House, now public house. Mid-C16, altered in C18. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Single range facing SE comprising one long bay, and one short bay at each end. C19 internal stack against front wall of long bay. C17/18 one-bay extension to left, with external stack at end. One storey with attics. Single-storey lean-to extension with slate roof at rear, and C20 flat-roofed single-storey extension beyond. 3 C20 and 2 C19 sashes, and 4 C20 sashes in slate-roofed lean-to dormers. C20 door. Gambrel roof, half-hipped at right end. Chamfered axial beam with step stops in each bay; plain joists of horizontal section jointed to it with soffit tenons with diminished haunches. Trimmed stair trap, blocked, in rear of right bay. The former partition between this bay and the long bay has been removed, and the rear half of the beam. Most of the studding of the rear wall has been removed for the bar and for modern apertures. The left extension has plain joists arranged longitudinally, supported on a pegged clamp, and some modern joists. The frame is illustrated in C.A. Hewett, The Development of Carpentry, 1200-1700, an Essex Study, 1969, 150 (wrongly attributed to the parish of Bradwell-juxta-Coggeshall). Hewett dated it c.1565, but the step stops indicate that this is the latest possible date. RCHM 14.

Listing NGR: TL7952823363

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hewett, C A, The Development of Carpentry 1200-1700 An Essex Study, (1969), 150

National Grid Reference: TL 79528 23363


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