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Little Thatches, Toppesfield

Description: Little Thatches

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114512

OS Grid Reference: TL7271535519
OS Grid Coordinates: 572715, 235519
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9913, 0.5141

Location: Mallows Lane, Toppesfield, Essex CO9 4EG

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

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Listing Text

North Side
3/13 Little Thatches


Cottage, c.1600, extended in C19 and C20. Timber framed, partly plastered,
partly clad with red brick in Flemish bond, roof thatched. The original cottage
comprises 2 bays aligned NW-SE, with an external chimney stack at the SE end.
A bay was added to the SE in the C18, enclosing the stack, and in the C19 a
bay was added at the NW end, with an internal chimney tack, and the building
was divided into 2 cottages. C20 extension to NE of SE end. Aspect SW. Single
storey with attics. 2 C20 glazed doors and one boarded door, 4 C20 casement
windows. 2 eyebrow dormers, one with one C19 casement window, the other with
one C19 and one C20 casement window, one below the other. Roof hipped at NW
end. The interior of the original cottage has jowled posts, arched braces
trenched inside heavy studs, mortices for early glazed windows with grooves
for shutters, chamfered transverse beam with lamb's tongue stops, plain joists
of horizontal section, clasped purlin roof.

Listing NGR: TL7271535519

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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