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The Post Office, Toppesfield

Description: The Post Office

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114495

OS Grid Reference: TL7385037443
OS Grid Coordinates: 573850, 237443
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0082, 0.5316

Location: 4 The Street, Toppesfield, Essex CO9 4DR

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

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Listing Text

6/9 No. 1 (The Post Office)


House, c.1500, altered in late C16, C19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered,
roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned E-W, aspect S, with
integral storeyed parlour/solar bay to W, integral storeyed service bay to E.
Inserted axial chimney stack at W end of hall, late C16. Single-storey lean-to
extension to rear, C19/20. Single-storey with attics. 2 half-glazed doors,
2 C19 metal lattice windows, one C20 casement window with diamond leading.
Grouped diagonal shafts on chimney stack. The interior has jowled posts, lodged
plain joists of horizontal section in W bay, boxed axial beam in E bay, late
C16 inserted floor in hall with chamfered axial beam, and plain joists of
horizontal section supported on pegged clamps. Part of a blocked doorway with
shallow V-head is exposed in the partition between the W bay and the hall.
The roof was originally of crownpost construction, but has been converted to
clasped purlin construction. The central tiebeam of the hall is present, but
mutilated. C17/18 pargetting is exposed within the rear extension. The W bay
has been used as a bakehouse, and there is a large commercial oven to the N.
Small part used as Post Office. RCHM 9.

Listing NGR: TL7385037443

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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