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The Red Cow Public House, Ashen

Description: The Red Cow Public House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 February 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 114421

OS Grid Reference: TL7469142288
OS Grid Coordinates: 574691, 242288
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0514, 0.5463

Location: The Street, Ashen, Essex CO10 8JN

Locality: Ashen
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 8JN

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Listing Text

1/13 The Red Cow Public House

House, C15, altered in C16 and C20, now a public house. Timber framed,
plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned N-S, aspect
E, with axial chimney stack inserted in S bay in late C16, integral
parlour/solar bay to N, and late C16 2-bay crosswing to S. Single-storey
extension to N with slated lean-to roof. 2 storeys and single storey with
attics. In N crosswing, one C19 casement window on each floor. C19 4-panel
door and C20 half-glazed door, 2 early C20 double-hung sash windows each of 8
upper lights and 2 lower lights and one double-hung sash window of 9 lights.
First floor, 2 similar early C20 sash windows, and one C20 casement window.
Early C20 canopy on 6 posts with red tiled roof. The interior has jowled posts.
The middle truss of the hall has semi-octagonal attached shafts, continued by
chamfered arch-braces. The inserted floor has an axial beam and joists, all
double-ogee moulded, and moulded clamps, independent of the chimney stack. The
rear wallplate has an edge-halved and bridled scarf. The front wall only has
been raised approx. 1 metre above the original wallplate. The roof of the
crosswing is of clasped purlin construction with C17 inserted ceiling, the beam
chamfered with lamb's tongue stops. The parlour ceiling is boarded; a section
of the same board in the possession of the licensee records that it was done by
Alfred Page of Cavendish in October 1899, and gives news of casualties in the
Boer War in pencil. RCHM 11.

Listing NGR: TL7469142288

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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