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

Braintree (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 84919 22795



9/187 Nos. 55 to 63 (odd) 31.10.66


House, now 5 cottages. Circa 1550, altered in C18, C19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered and weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Main range facing NE, with 2 C19 axial stacks, originally comprising a parlour/solar crosswing of wide span at the left end, a 2-bay storeyed 'hall' in the middle, and a 2-bay service crosswing at the right end, all of one construction and fully integrated, now under one continuous roof and partitioned into cottages at bay divisions, and with an axial partition through the left crosswing, dividing nos. 55 and 57. C16 wing to rear of right end, jettied to the left, with C16 axial stack in the first bay, truncated just beyond the stack c.1922 (see RCHM 47). C18/19 full-length 2-storey lean-to extension to rear of nos. 55-61, with slate roof. C20 single-storey lean-to extension with slate roof to rear of no. 59; C20 conservatory to rear of no. 55. C18/19 lean-to extension at right end, now part of no. 63. Ground floor, 4 early C19 sashes of 8+12 lights, (nos. 55-61) and one of 10+15 lights (no. 63). First floor, 4 early C19 sashes of 8+8 lights (nos. 55-61) and one of 10+15 lights (no. 63). Much crown glass. No. 55 has a C20 glazed door, nos. 57-61 have C20 plain doors, no. 63 has a C19 flush 4-panel door. Full-length jetty with joists of horizontal section exposed below, and C18 carved wooden bracket below right end. C18 moulded wooden eaves cornice, gutter on wrought iron brackets. The rear elevation and right return are weatherboarded, the front plastered. Chamfered axial beams of heavy section with step stops; joists chamfered with step stops in left crosswing. Jetty plate missing. Lower storey of exceptional height, approximately 2.80 metres. On ground floor of left crosswing, blocked original doorway into 'hall' with chamfered Tudor head, and blocked doorway with plain head above (both exposed in no. 57). Crownpost roof with axial braces over 'hall'. Roofs of crosswings rebuilt. The short part remaining of the rear wing has a wide wood-burning hearth facing backwards, with rear splays, brick depressed arch (damaged) with relieving lintel above, plain joists of horizontal section framed round the stack, and a crownpost roof with one axial brace, clad on the left side only with corrugated iron.

Listing NGR: TL8491922795


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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: 09 Nov 2005
Reference: IOE01/14738/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr M W Keogh. Source Historic England Archive
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