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Berwick Hall, Toppesfield

Description: Berwick Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 114489

OS Grid Reference: TL7355137241
OS Grid Coordinates: 573551, 237241
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0065, 0.5271

Location: Toppesfield, Essex CO9 4DQ

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

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Listing Text

6/4 Berwick Hall

House, early C17, altered in C18 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays aligned N-S, aspect E, with 2 internal
rear chimney stacks, and rear wing from S bay, forming an L-plan, with internal
chimney stack at the junction, and C18/19 extension beyond, with internal
chimney stack. C18 extension to rear of main range, forming 3 gables to W,
and small 2-storey extension in the angle. 2 storeys and unlit attic in main
building, single storey with attics in most westerly extension. French window
and 3 tripartite double-hung sash windows on ground floor, 4 on first floor,
all late C19. Roof hipped to N andS. S chimney stack has recessed panel, now
blank, reported by the RCHM to have formerly contained an inscribed date 1635.
In upper W elevation, one C18 window of 3 fixed lights. The interior has beam
with lamb's tongue and bar stops, and half-height jowls on the storey posts
with decorative serrated fringes, original. One beam is elaborately carved
with a foliate design. The staircase has fretted flat balusters, mainly
original, with some reproduction work. Clasped purlin roof with original
rebated floor boards and original partitions of wattle and daub in attic.
Moated site. RCHM 3.

Listing NGR: TL7355137241

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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