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Description: Marvel's Garden
Date Listed: 12 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114903
OS Grid Reference: TL8504232704
OS Grid Coordinates: 585042, 232704
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9620, 0.6919
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PEBMARSH WATER LANE
TL 83 SE
4/105 Marvel's Garden
House. Circa 1400, altered in late C16, extended in C19. Timber framed, plastered
with exposed framing, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned
NE-SW with late C16 axial stack in NE bay, integral storeyed service bay to NE,
integral storeyed parlour/solar bay to SW. 2-bay extension to NW of parlour/solar
bay, c.1560. Single-storey extension to NE of service bay, C19. Original building
of one storey with attics, NW extension of 2 storeys. NW elevation, 3 C20 casements
and window with C19 wooden slats on ground floor, 2 C20 casements on first floor,
of which one is in a slated swept dormer. Boarded door with 2 glazed panes.
On original building, widely-spaced studs with curved tension bracing trenched
to the outside, and hipped gablets at both ends. On NW extension, close studding
with curved braces trenched to the inside, and mortices for removed oriels.
The interior has jowled posts, deep arched braces to the central tiebeam of the
hall, crownpost roof with octagonal crownpost with moulded capital and base and
4-way bracing complete. Upper half of hall window present, blocked. Twin service
doorways, doorway to stair and parlour doorway, all chamfered with straight heads.
Ogee display bracing on service end of hall. All the original rafters of the
hall except one are present, heavily smoke-blackened, with blackening extending
to the gablets. Original lodged plain joists in service bay, C20 joists in parlour/
solar bay. Moulded beams in NW extension. This is an exceptionally complete
and unchanged example of a typical Essex hall house, differing from the common
pattern in having had straight doorheads at an early date. The NW extension
also retains unusually complete and datable evidence of its original form. RCHM
Listing NGR: TL8504232704
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