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Date Listed: 16 January 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 113627
OS Grid Reference: TL8191914272
OS Grid Coordinates: 581919, 214272
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7975, 0.6368
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The following building shall be included in the list:-
WITHAM NEWLAND STREET
The Crotchet public
House and forge now public house. Mid C15 altered in C19 and C20. Timber framed
and plastered with rendered brick front. Adjoining single storey range in red
Flemish bond brickwork. Two-storey ranges roofed in red handmade plain clay tiles.
Slate to single storey ranges. Two bay crosswing aligned SE-NW with hipped and
gabletted roof to NW. Hall range two bay aligned NE-SW. Front of hall and
crosswing truncated by C19 brick parapetted front. C20 single storey flat roofed
extension to rear and circa C17/18 gabled rear wing. Single storey ranges to SW
form an L shape. The front range of which previously functioned as a forge to SW
2-storey frontage range ground floor windows, 3 C20 metal picture windows with top
hung vents. First floor four range C20 metal casement windows of 16 panes. Single
storey frontage range. 4 C20 metal casement windows of 20 panes with top hung
vents. NE elevation C19 sash 2:2 with moulded architrave surround C19 flush meeting
style casement window with horizontal glazing bar. 2 C19 red brick stack with
string course detailing to rear wing. Rendered stack to centre of crosswing.
Substantial oak frame with jowled storey posts. Evidence of external bracing. Empty
mortices and wattle groove to underside of crosswing bridging joists shows position
of former partition. Floor joists are flat section, housed into bridging joist with
central tenons. A trimmed stair trap, now filled, adjoins the rear wall. Bridging
joist is chamfered with a stepped run out stop. Most of the frame is covered at
first floor and the roof space plastered to underside of flat section oak rafters
and collars. Chamfered transverse and axial bridging joists are visible at ground
floor in the 1½ storey hall range. Floor joists are covered.
Crotchet P H formerly the tap rooms of the Blue Posts Inn. The forge was used by
the same coaching inn complex.
Listing NGR: TL8191914272
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