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Priors, Broomfield

Description: Priors

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 December 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 112456

OS Grid Reference: TL6943309647
OS Grid Coordinates: 569433, 209647
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7599, 0.4537

Location: Broomfield, Essex CM1 7HQ

Locality: Broomfield
Local Authority: Chelmsford City Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM1 7HQ

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Listing Text

5213 Priors

TL 60 NE 8/46 29.12.52.

Originally a mid C16 red brick moated house much altered in the C17 and C18.
The south-east cross wing was rebuilt in the C20. 2 storeys and attics. Casement
windows with leaded lights. The south-west side was probably the original front,
perhaps with a 2 storeyed porch, but it was much altered in the C18. The north-east
side, now the front, has 2 small gabled wings projecting on the front of the
main block, with exposed timber-framing. There is an early C17 staircase wing
with C18 extension. The north-west wing has several original brick mullioned
windows, a bay window and the remains of original moulded string course. Roof
tiled, with 2 segmental headed dormers in the south-west side and an original
central chimney stack with 4 octagonal shafts, partly restored, on a square
base. The interior has good original features including a staircase of circa
1600 and 2 rooms with C16-C17 panelling. (RCHM 3).

Listing NGR: TL6943309647

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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