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Catley Cross House, Wickham St Paul

Description: Catley Cross House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 July 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114383

OS Grid Reference: TL8449735602
OS Grid Coordinates: 584497, 235602
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9882, 0.6855

Location: A131, Wickham St Paul, Essex CO9 2PE

Locality: Wickham St Paul
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO9 2PE

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Listing Text

TL 83 NW
2/187 Catley Cross
and the entry shall be amend to read:-
2/187 Catley Cross House
House. Last quarter of C16. Timber-framed with red brick infill, plastered over. Plaintiled roof
with 2 plastered brick chimneystacks, main range stack with attached shafts. One and a half
storey in-line hall/service end with 2 storey cross wing to left. Square leaded casements with
some C17 7 iron leaded windows. Tiled gabled porch on brackets to right with vertically boarded
door. Good quality oak frame with jowled storey posts and straight internal trenched bracing,
face halved and bladed scars to wall plates. Evidence for diamond mullioned window in side
wall of crosswing and one surviving in ground floor rear wall. Inglenook hall fireplace original
in build. Chamfered floor joists housed with soffit tenons with diminished haunches into
moulded axial bridging joist. The undershot cross passage retains original openings to hall,
service room and stairs which are original solid treads on bearers. External door openings still
in original position. Stud partition between service rooms still remains with some wattle and
daub removed to provide openings at high level. Room above hall accessed from crosswing
with the doorway framed into the roof structure. No external openings evident except for
dormer windows which could be original. Roof is paired rafter with clasped side purlins and
wind braces. Listed Grade II* because of its survival in an extremely complete state with many
rare features.


TL 83 NW
2/187 Catley Cross
House with gabled crosswing to left. C16 or earlier. Timber framed and
plastered. Red plain tiled roofs. 2 plastered brick chimney stacks, main range
stack with attached shafts. 2 storey crosswing, single storey and attic main
range. 1: 1: window range of square leaded casements. Crosswing ground floor
with double small paned long windows, boarded below and canopy over. Left
return parget plastered and with some C17 iron leaded windows. Gabled tiled
porch on brackets to right. Vertically boarded door. Reputed to contain
original solid tread stairs. RCHM 5

Listing NGR: TL8449735602

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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