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Doreward's Hall, Braintree

Description: Doreward's Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 113695

OS Grid Reference: TL7626025442
OS Grid Coordinates: 576260, 225442
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8996, 0.5605

Location: The Chase, Braintree, Essex CM7 5LT

Locality: Braintree
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 5LT

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Listing Text

Doreward's Hall
TL 72 NE 10/84 25.10.51.

The house has important remains of a c16 house with C17 and C18 additions, partly brick and partly timber-framed and plastered. The house is said to have been rebuilt by Edward Thursby in 1579 and the only part remaining is the present west wing, which was probably the north wing of Thursby's house. 2 storeys and attics. Built on an L-shaped plan with wings extending south-west and south-east. The south-west front is an interesting example of C16 work (although at present dilapidated). It is of red brick with a moulded brick plinth and octagonal buttresses at the corners (originally terminated by pinnacles) .The facade is divided by moulded brick string courses between the storeys. 1 window range, mullioned and transomed windows with leaded lights. The ground and attic storey windows are 3-light and the lst storey window is 5-light. The ground and lst storey windows have brick pediments. The windows in the remaining parts of the house are mainly double-hung sashes with vertical glazing bars. Roofs tiled. RCHM (6).

Listing NGR: TL7626025442

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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