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Description: Brick House
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 114214
OS Grid Reference: TL6820441648
OS Grid Coordinates: 568204, 241648
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0477, 0.4515
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TL 64 SE STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD THE ENDWAY
7/8/52 Brick House
Long-jetty house, mid to late C16, altered in late C16 and C20. Timber framed
with exposed frame and brick nogging, roofed with handmade red clay tiles.
2-bay main range aligned NE-SW, with 2-bay crosswings, continuous jetty on the
SE elevation. Original rear chimney stack to SW of middle. Brick stair tower
and garderobe to SW of it, late C16. Rear wing from NE end with garderobe in
W angle, late C16. Single-storey extension to NW of this wing, C19, roofed
with red clay pantiles. SE elevation, C20 door, 2 bays and 2 casements, all
C20. 5 small 2-light windows, late C16, restored. First floor, 3 C20 casement
windows and one small 2-light window, late C16, restored. Bressumer with
running vine carving, much weathered, and 5 exposed brackets below jetty, some
restored. Hipped roof. 3 octagonal shafts on main stack. The rear of this
stack has a recessed datestone with 1571 inscribed in modern numerals. The
interior is arranged in the typical medieval plan, the modern front door in
the original position, with twin doorways into the NE bay, one original Tudor
doorhead present, the other reproduction. The doorway into the (SW) parlour
retains its original Tudor head. Close studding is partly exposed. Over the
ground floor all the joists are of horizontal section, plain-chamfered with
lamb's tongue stops; the beams are plain-chamfered with lamb's tongue stops.
The ground floor hearth is much restored. On the first floor more close-
studding is exposed, with cranked bracing, and similar original ceilings. Some
of the small 2-light windows have original moulded mullions. The NE garderobe
has 2 diamond mullions. The first floor hearth has a depressed brick arch,
the jambs hollow-moulded with broach stops and original plaster. The roof is
of clasped purlin construction with curved wind bracing. RCHM 23.
Listing NGR: TL6820441648
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Source: English Heritage
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