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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: 1306825



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

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wethersfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 115702

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1/190 Old Timbers


House. C16 or earlier, altered in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall facing SE with inserted stack in left bay against rear wall, and parlour/solar bay to right. To left, 2-bay crosswing, c.1570, with axial stack at rear, extended to rear by one bay. Single-storey crosswing to right of main range, 1982. Hall range of one storey with attics, left crosswing of 2 storeys. Ground floor, 4 C20 casements. First floor, 2 more, of which one is in a gabled dormer. C20 door at front of C20 porch. The hall range is much altered, not clearly datable but probably early Cl6. It has jowled posts, heavy studding, and a blocked plain doorway from the hall to the parlour. The hall has a late C16 inserted floor comprising a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops and plain joists of horizontal section supported on pegged clamps. The rafters are trenched for high collars, whether for a crownpost roof or simple collar-rafter roof. Smoke-blackening survives at the left end, on the present staircase. The left crosswing has jowled posts, an unglazed window with 2 diamond mullions in the right side, a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops, chamfered joists of horizontal section with lamb's tongue stops, an edge-halved and bridled scarf in the left wallplate, and a clasped purlin roof with high collars and arched wind-bracing. This combination of features makes a close dating of 1565-1580 possible (J. McCann, The Introduction of the Lamb's Tongue Stop, Historic Buildings in Essex 2, 1985).

Listing NGR: TL7377331504

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Historic Buildings in Essex' in Historic Buildings in Essex, , Vol. 2, (1985)

National Grid Reference: TL 73773 31504


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