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Maysent House, Braintree

Description: Maysent House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 113665

OS Grid Reference: TL7601924093
OS Grid Coordinates: 576019, 224093
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8876, 0.5563

Location: Bradford Street, Braintree, Essex CM7 9AU

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

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Listing Text

(West Side) BOCKING
No 89 (Maysent House)
TL 7624 3/33 25.10.51.


Originally a c16 timber-framed and plastered building altered in the C17 and
c18. Circa 1691 it was owned by John Maysent and was known as the Queen's Head Inn, a calling place for goods waggons travelling from London to East Anglia. A wing extending west at the rear is Cl6 and the front wing is C17 refaced in the C18 with a plastered brick front with a parapet, a dentilled cornice and rusticated quoins. 2 storeys, attics and cellars. 5 window range, double-hung sashes with glazing bars, in plain reveals, with keystones. A raised band runs between the storeys. A centra16~panel door with 4 upper panels glazed has
a semi-circular fanlight with radial glazing and a wood Roman Doric doorcase
with panelled reveals, cabled columns and an open pediment. Roof tiled, mansard, half-hipped at the north end, with 3 sloping roofed dormers.

Listing NGR: TL7601924093

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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