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Braintree (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 89074 35570


LAMARSH TL 83 NE 2/54 (25/534) Brewsters 2.6.62 - II Pair of C16 houses comprising a 'Unit System', now joined. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. The larger house comprises a main range of 3 bays aligned N-S and a 2-bay crosswing at the S end, with an internal chimney stack at the junction, and an external chimney stack at the N end. 2 rear wings, one with an end chimney stack, and a lean-to with a roof of red clay pantiles. The smaller house is immediately to the NW of it, arranged corner to corner, of 2 bays aligned E-W, with an internal chimney stack at the W end and an external chimney stack at the E end. A rear extension of the larger house now connects it to the smaller house, but they were built as separate though adjacent dwellings to accommodate two households working the same land. Crosswing of 2 storeys with attic, the remainder of one storey with attics. E elevation, one 6-panel door in pedimented doorcase, early C19, one half-glazed door, C19, 2 sash windows of 16 lights, early C19, one C20 casement, and 2 C16 windows each with one hollow-moulded mullion and C20 glazing. First floor, 2 similar sash windows, and 2 C20 casements in gabled dormers. Attic, one C20 casement. The N chimney stack has grouped diagonal shafts, rebuilt. The plaster of this elevation is old, with a pricked design, a rare survival. The larger house has chamfered beams and joists with lamb's tongue stops, twin square-headed doorways into the N (service) bay of which one is now blocked, some oak panelling of c.1620 in the middle room, and in the crosswing C18 pine panelling. The upper floor has jowled posts, exposed studding with straight braces trenched to the inside, original floor boards and one Tudor doorhead; the roof is of clasped purlin construction, with some re-used smoke-blackened rafters. This house was built c.1570 in 2 storeys from the outset. The smaller house is medieval in type but probably not much earlier in date, with an original lodged floor in the E bay, and a C17 inserted floor in the W bay, which originally formed a one-bay hall. RCHM 10.

Listing NGR: TL8907435570


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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: 30 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/05045/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Frank Swift. Source Historic England Archive
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