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The Mill House, Ridgewell

Description: The Mill House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114149

OS Grid Reference: TL7329640785
OS Grid Coordinates: 573296, 240785
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0384, 0.5252

Location: Stambourne Road, Ridgewell, Essex CO9 4SR

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

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There is also a scheduled monument, Moat Farm, Situated 750m South West of St Lawrence's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

6/4 The Mill House

Hall house, late C15, altered in C16, C17, C19 and C20. Timber framed,
plastered, roof thatched. 4 bays aligned approx. E-W, comprising 2-bay hall,
service bay to W, parlour/solar bay to E. Aspect S. Inserted timber-framed
chimney in W of hall, C16, and brick stack inside, C19/20. External chimney
stack at E end, C19. Single-storey N extension from E bay, weatherboarded and
roofed with red clay pantiles, C19. Single storey with attics. C20 door, one
C19 fixed window, 2 C20 casement windows, one more in swept dormer. Roof half-
hipped at W end. Interior has jowled posts, curved bracing trenched outside
heavy studs. Rebated rear doorway present but blocked, present front door in
position of original front door. Inserted floors throughout, supported on
pegged clamps, with axial beams in 2 E bays, plain-chamfered with lamb's tongue
stops, joists of horizontal section in hall, plastered to the soffits elsewhere.
Collar-rafter roof, heavily smoke-blackened over hall, originally hipped and not
smoke-blackened at E end, later extended to form a gable. The laths over the
hall are smoke-blackened also, but not as heavily as the rafters, indicating
that they were replaced while the open hearth was still in use. The timber-
framed chimney necessitated the removal of one collar and the insertion of an
extra tiebeam. It is complete with jointed and pegged mantel beam and inclined
studs on 4 sides, rising to a platform just below roof level, above which the
flue is continued through the thatch with brickwork. Graded II* for the
remarkably intact C16 timber-framed chimney, a rare survival.

Listing NGR: TL7329640785

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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