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Description: Birdbrook Hall
Date Listed: 21 June 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 114090
OS Grid Reference: TL7070741190
OS Grid Coordinates: 570707, 241190
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0428, 0.4877
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TL 74 SW BIRDBROOK THE STREET,
3/18 WEST SIDE
Manor house, late C16, extended in C18 and C19. Timber framed, plastered with
some painted brick, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3-bay main range
aligned NW-SE with axial chimney stack. Crosswing at SE end, extending to the
SW, with 2 external chimney stacks on NW wall. Stair tower in W angle. NE
wall of main range advanced approx. 3 metres in C18, and rebuilt in brick,
painted, enclosing one of the 2 external stacks and converting an irregular T-
plan to an L-plan. NW crosswing of brick, painted, C19, with one external
chimney stack, and single-storey lean-to extension to NW, enclosing the stack,
C19. 2 storeys. SE elevation, central door with 6 fielded panels in Tuscan
porch, C18. 3 tripartite double-hung sash windows of 2-4-2 lights, late C19.
First floor, 2 similar windows and 2 double-hung sash windows of 16 lights,
early C19, with some crown glass. Wooden parapet. SE elevation has one early
C18 window of 2 fixed lights and one wrought iron casement in hardwood frame,
with rectangular leaded glass. Some framing exposed internally. Jowled posts.
In SE crosswing 3 transverse moulded beams, one double ogee with converging
stops, the others ovolo with lamb's tongue stops. Cellar with late C16 floor
over. Roof of clasped purlin construction with re-used rafters and steeply
cambered tiebeam from a medieval roof, probably from a hall house on the same
site. The NE pitch of the original roof is present within the lower pitch of
roof built over the C18 extension.
Listing NGR: TL7070741190
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Source: English Heritage
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