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Description: The Eight Bells Public House
Date Listed: 12 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114821
OS Grid Reference: TL9048533969
OS Grid Coordinates: 590485, 233969
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9715, 0.7717
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BURES HAMLET COLCHESTER ROAD
6/32 The Eight Bells
House, now a public house. C15 and early C16, extended in early C19 and C20.
Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3-bay main
range, early C16, with axial chimney stack, and 3-bay crosswing to right with
external chimney stack on right wall. Early C19 brick range to left, with rear
external chimney stack. C20 single-storey extensions to rear of main range, to
right of crosswing, and small flat-roofed extension at front right. 2 storeys.
C19 block at left has 2-window range of contemporary sashes of 16 lights. Main
range and crosswing have one similar window on the ground floor and 3 on the
first floor, 2 C20 casements and 2 C20 doors. Hipped gablet at rear end of
crosswing. The ground floor has a full-length jetty, underbuilt; most of the
structure is plastered or boxed in. On the first floor there are jowled posts,
close studs with curved braces trenched inside, an edge-halved and bridled scarf
in the wall plate of the crosswing, cambered tiebeams. There is a complete
unglazed window in the rear wall of the main range, with 2 diamond mullions.
The roof of the main range is of crownpost construction with axial braces to the
crownposts, complete. No access to roof of crosswing. RCHM 2.
Listing NGR: TL9048533969
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Source: English Heritage
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