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Oak House, Ridgewell

Description: Oak House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114126

OS Grid Reference: TL7376440973
OS Grid Coordinates: 573764, 240973
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0399, 0.5321

Location: A1017, Ridgewell, Essex CO9 4RU

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

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Listing Text

6/18 Oak House, formerly known as
Blyth and Pawsey Limited


House, C16 or earlier, altered in C19 and C20. Timber framed, partly plastered,
partly clad with red brick, stretcher bond, roofed with slate. 2-bay hall range
aligned NW-SE with large chimney stack at NW end, and 3-bay NW crosswing jettied
to the SW. Single-storey lean-to extension in E angle. Aspect SW. 2 storeys.
2 4-panel doors with upper panels glazed, 2 splayed bays of double-hung sash
windows of 2-4-2 lights, all C19. First floor, 2 double-hung sash windows of
8 and 4 lights respectively, C19, and one C20 casement window. One false window
of 4 lights in gable of crosswing. The front of the crosswing is plastered,
most of the remainder is clad with red brick. One of the bays is below the
jetty, and also a C19 cast iron stanchion. Both roofs of normal slate pitch.
The stubs of 9 joists project from the SE elevation, of which 8 are of
horizontal section and original. The hall range has a transverse beam at the
SE end, plain-chamfered with step stops. Both hearths are reduced for modern
grates. The crosswing has jowled posts, some exposed studding, cambered
tiebeam, a blocked first-floor doorway with arched head of 3-centred curvature,
original rebated floorboards. Both roofs have been rebuilt above tiebeam level
in the C19. This house is the surviving part of a medieval or C16 house which
formerly extended to the SE. It has been divided into 2 tenements and
subsequently combined.

Listing NGR: TL7376440973

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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