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Dragon House, Braintree

Description: Dragon House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 113658

OS Grid Reference: TL7603923902
OS Grid Coordinates: 576039, 223902
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8859, 0.5565

Location: Bradford Street, Braintree, Essex CM7 9AT

Locality: Braintree
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 9AT

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Listing Text

885 (West Side)
No 41
(Dragon House)
TL 7623 2/40 25.lO.51.

Mainly a C16 timber-framed and plastered house with a jettied upper storey although
part of the house is said to date from 1480-1490. A plaster head on the centre
of the 1st storey is said to have been either a representation of Anne Boleyn
with whom the house may have had connections, or the sign of an earlier inn,
possibly called the Angel. 2 storeys. 4 window range, casements. The 1st storey
windows have some old leaded lights. The ground storey windows have glazing
bars, with small panes (one is an oriel bay). A 6-panel door has a moulded
architrave and there is a cart entrance at the south end. Roof tiled.

All the listed buildings from No 19 to No 41 on the west side and
No 4 to No 20 on the east side form a group with Bawn Cottage, Bawn Close.
Also the listed buildings form No 37 to No 89 (with Nos 57, 61, 61A)
on the west side form a group with No 24 to No 56A on the east side.

Listing NGR: TL7603923902

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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