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Sparrows, Gosfield

Description: Sparrows

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 June 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 114716

OS Grid Reference: TL7853429079
OS Grid Coordinates: 578534, 229079
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9316, 0.5954

Location: The Street, Gosfield, Essex CO9 1TU

Locality: Gosfield
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO9 1TU

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Listing Text

7/190 Sparrows. (Formerly listed as
Bridge House)
21 6 62


House. C16 or earlier origin with later alterations and additions. Timber
framed and plastered with exposed framework and some painted brick. Red tiled
roof, hipped to left with forward gabled crosswing to right. Three red brick
chimney stacks, that to left external those to right with square attached
shafts. Two storeys. 3:1 window range of C20 square leaded vari-light
casements. Gabled red tiled porch with timber support posts and vertically
boarded door to left return of crosswing. Much exposed frame internally. The
main range was originally jettied to first floor and the rear crosswing probably
with a crown post roof. Now of side purlin roof structure with arched braces
to purlins. Jowled storey posts, stop chamfered beams and cambered tie beams.
Halved arch braces to some walls. Two inglenook fireplaces, one with semi-
circular arch to first floor room. There has been confusion in the past about
the original name and listing of this house. The RCHM 11 description - Bridge
House - obviously fits this house and not the present Bridge House q.v. 7/189.

Listing NGR: TL7853429079

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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