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The Dower House, Sturmer

Description: The Dower House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114232

OS Grid Reference: TL6999043787
OS Grid Coordinates: 569990, 243787
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0664, 0.4786

Location: A1017, Sturmer, Essex CB9 7XF

Locality: Sturmer
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CB9 7XF

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Listing Text

The Dower House,
formerly The


House, late C16, extended in C18. Timber framed, plastered, and red brick,
Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays aligned approx. N-S
with internal chimney stack in N bay, forming a lobby-entrance to W, now
blocked. External chimney stack to E of S bay, now enclosed in C18 parallel
range. Stair tower in NE angle. N extension to main range, late C18, with
pyramidal roof. 2 storeys with attics. W elevation, ground floor, one double-
hung sash window without glazing bars, one bay window with tiled, hipped roof,
one splayed bay window with flat roof, one late C19/early C20 casement window.
First floor, one double-hung sash window of 4 lights, 2 late C19/early C20
casement windows. In S elevation, 6-panel door in simple doorcase with shallow
hood on brackets, late C18. In S ground floor room, axial beam plain-chamfered
with step stops, joists plastered to soffits. Recessed semi-circular cupboard
in E wall to N of stack, C18. In next room to N, axial beam plain-chamfered,
exposed joists of horizontal section, contemporary wood-burning hearth reduced
for coal fire. Clasped purlin roof.

Listing NGR: TL6999043787

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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