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Frettons, Danbury

Description: Frettons

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 December 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 112485

OS Grid Reference: TL7799305162
OS Grid Coordinates: 577993, 205162
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7169, 0.5753

Location: 41 Main Road, Danbury, Essex CM3 4AS

Locality: Danbury
Local Authority: Chelmsford City Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM3 4AS

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Listing Text


TL 7705 29/61 29.12. 52.
TL 7805 30/61


Probably an early C16 Hall house with a later C16 part on the south-west and
a small C17 kitchen wing on the south-east. It was altered externally in the
C18 and later wings added in the east and west. It was refaced in red brick
in the C18. 2 storeys and attics to the main block. The north front has small
gabled wings which break forward slightly at the east and west ends and there
are later additions on the east and west ends. The windows of the C18 front
are arranged 1:3:1, double- hung sashes with glazing bars, in plain reveals.
The south-west wing has mullioned and transomed casements with leaded lights,
in segmental arched heads. 4 window range on the west side. The east side
has 2 late C16 chimney stacks with diagonal shafts (rebuilt) and the main block
has an original chimney stack with embattled offset and 1 diagonal shaft. In
the interior the hall has C17 panelling and an open fireplace. (The original
overmantle and carved frieze have now gone). One room in the west wing has
a dado of C16 panelling. Roof tiled, with 1 modern gabled dormer on the north
front. (RCHM 2).

Listing NGR: TL7799305162

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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