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Cust Hall, Toppesfield

Description: Cust Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 June 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 114481

OS Grid Reference: TL7363436424
OS Grid Coordinates: 573634, 236424
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9991, 0.5279

Location: Harrow Hill, Toppesfield, Essex CO9 4EB

Locality: Toppesfield
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO9 4EB

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Listing Text

3/1 Cust Hall


House, mainly C16, altered in C18 and C19. Timber framed, partly plastered,
partly with exposed framing, partly clad with painted brick, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays aligned approx. N-S, aspect E, with external
chimney stacks to N and W, and internal chimney stack in S bay. To NW of it,
3 bays aligned E-W, with internal chimney stack between W bay and middle bays.
Small building in NE angle, connecting the 2 ranges. W extension at S end,
C19, and stair tower in the NW angle. Single-storey lean-to extensions to W
of main range, C19. 2 storeys with attics. E elevation jettied with 3 exposed
plain brackets, underbuilt in S bay, all plastered. Plain boarded door and
2-window range of tripartite sashes of 2-4-2 lights, late C19. In connecting
block, one double-hung sash window of 16 lights on ground floor, one of 6 lights
on first floor, both late C18/early C19. The N elevation is jettied with
exposed joists and studding, underbuilt in the E bay only. The N-S range has
richly moulded transverse and axial beams and joists, exposed studding with
C20 alterations, rear hearth rebuilt in the C20. The roof was of crownpost
construction originally, rebuilt in clasped purlin form. It has been dismantled
from another site and re-assembled here with some differences, and appears to
be a guildhall or other public building of c.1500, originally with at least
3 bays undivided on each floor, re-erected as a domestic building in the second
half of the C16. The E-W range is plain, narrower in span, and original on
this site. RCHM 4.

Listing NGR: TL7363436424

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Source: English Heritage

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