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The Constitutional Club and Shops, Braintree

Description: The Constitutional Club and Shops

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 113738

OS Grid Reference: TL7577523096
OS Grid Coordinates: 575775, 223096
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8787, 0.5523

Location: 5 Market Place, Braintree, Essex CM7 8JX

Locality: Braintree
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 8JX

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Listing Text

(East Side)

The Constitutional
Club and shops
TL 7523 1/101 25.10.51.
An Cl8 red brick front with a parapet and rusticated quoins to a C16 timber-framed
and plastered house. Originally it was built on an L shaped plan but was added
to in the C18 to make a rectangular plan. 3 storeys. 7 window range. The centre
window is a 3-light bay rising through the 1st and 2nd storeys. The inner flanking
windows are blocked. The windows are double-hung sashes with glazing bars,
in plain reveals with keystones. The ground storey has 2 C20 shops on the north
amd south ends and the centre part is C19 with a 6-panel door with rusticated
brick pilasters, a rectangular fanlight with radial glazing bars and a concrete
canopy with ornamental iron railings. The east (garden) front is timber-framed
and plastered, with a jettied 1st storey and 3 jettied gables on moulded bressumers.
The windows are metal casements with leaded lights. A 6-panel door with raised
and fielded panels has a frieze with fret ornamentation and a cornice. Roofs
tiled. RCHM (45).

The Constitutional Club and the House and shop occupied by Cameron Chemist
form a group with No 23 and Hill House, Market Place.

Listing NGR: TL7577523096

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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