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Water Lane Cottage, Bures Hamlet

Description: Water Lane Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114838

OS Grid Reference: TL9037834089
OS Grid Coordinates: 590378, 234089
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9727, 0.7702

Location: Water Lane, Bures Hamlet, Essex CO8 5DE

Locality: Bures Hamlet
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO8 5DE

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Listing Text

TL 9034
(north side)
5/49 Water Lane Cottage
Water Lane is wrongly shown on the O.S. map as Brook Street. House. Circa
1600. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays
facing S, with internal chimney stack at right end of middle bay against rear
wall, and 2 C19 single-storey extensions to rear, roofed with red clay pantiles.
2 storeys. 3-window range of horizontally sliding sashes of 12 lights, and one
casement of 6 lights on the first floor. Ripped gablet at each end. C19 plain
boarded door in C20 gabled porch on right return wall. One diagonally arranged
shaft on chimney stack, behind ridge. Large wood-burning hearth of C16 bricks,
some reversed, with modern brickwork at sides. Heavy studding. Axial beams in
each bay, but otherwise each floor is different. In left bay, plain joists of
horizontal section with original trimmed stair trap. In middle bay, inserted
floor with joists of vertical section, chamfered with lamb's tongue stops. In
right bay, joists plastered to soffits. Collar-rafter roof, unsooted, with
original partitions of wattle and daub.

Listing NGR: TL9037834089

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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