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Little Meadowend, Ridgewell

Description: Little Meadowend

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114114

OS Grid Reference: TL7470540290
OS Grid Coordinates: 574705, 240290
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0335, 0.5455

Location: Ridgewell, Essex CO9 4RH

Locality: Ridgewell
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO9 4RH

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Listing Text

3/46 Little Meadowend


Lobby-entrance house, c.1600, with later additions. Timber frame, plastered
between exposed studding, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays aligned
approx. N-S, with chimney stack in second bay from S against E wall, lobby-
entrance and stair to W of stack. Stair tower added to E of stack, C17, later
converted to 2 small rooms. External chimney stack at N gable, and 2 single-
storey extensions beyond. 2 storeys with attics. 6-panel door with top panels
glazed, C18. 3 C20 casement windows on ground floor, 4 on first floor. Grouped
diagonal shafts on main stack, roof hipped to S. Blocked window with 2 hollow-
moulded mullions to rear of S bay, ground floor. Blocked doorway rebated
externally to N of stair tower. Evidence of 3 removed oriel windows on first
floor. Timber frame exposed internally. Jowled posts, arched braces to
tiebeams, arched bracing trenched to inside of heavy studding. In S bay, plain-
chamfered axial beam scribed into transverse members, joists of horizontal
section plain-chamfered with step stops. In bay to N of stack, plain-chamfered
binding beam with lamb's tongue stops, otherwise as in S bay. Original framed
stair trap to west of stack, short joists of horizontal section plain-chamfered
with lamb's tongue stops, later stair in aperture. Original rebated floorboards
throughout, some covered by softwood boards. Grooves for sliding shutters.
Large wood-burning hearths. Edge-halved and bridled scarfs in wallplates.
Original clasped purlin roof. Original newel stair to attic. Pine cupboard
recessed into stack on first floor, with mouldings and carved diamond-shaped
panel. C18 pine doors. The 1952 schedule records this building as plastered
externally, with 2 C18 dormers. The external plaster was stripped, the dormers
removed, some of the windows changed, and internal woodwork stripped, circa

Listing NGR: TL7470540290

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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