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Rayne Hall, Rayne

Description: Rayne Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 115051

OS Grid Reference: TL7321722962
OS Grid Coordinates: 573217, 222962
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8783, 0.5151

Location: 6 Shalford Road, Rayne, Essex CM7 5BT

Locality: Rayne
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 5BT

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Listing Text

TL 7222
Rayne Hall

House. Early/Mid C14 origin extensively altered for Sir William Capell late C15
with later alterations and additions. Timber framed and rough rendered with
some brickwork. Red plain tiled roofs. Red brick chimney stack with square
plinth and 3 octagonal shafts to right of central range. Left single chimney
stack and rear large square attached shaft stack. Coved eaves cornice. Central
range with gabled forward wing to left and gabled crosswing to right. This
crosswlng with long wall jetty with moulded bressumer to right return. 2
storeys and attics. 2:4:2 window range of mainly cross transom casements.
Ground floor windows to left, garage door to right. Central gabled porch with 6
panelled door. Rear building joined to the hall by a passage. Of complex plan.
The central C14 range with a long wall jetty now underbuilt. Roof arch braced
to principal collars, with secondary collars above and jowled principal rafters.
Rear stair tower may relate to this build. The extension to the north end with
crown post roof and collar purlins and the east chimney appear to date from some
time soon after 1486. C16 south wing probably built for Sir Gyles Capell.
Solid tread staircase. The west extension to the north end early C17,
presumably built during Henry Capell's residence 1614-1622. The rear
outbuilding may have been a medieval kitchen but was so altered C17 onwards,
that its age is uncertain. The hall in the centre range has heavy moulded
ceiling beams and above the fireplace are 5 brick arches with 4 centred heads.
The walls are lined with C16 linenfold panelling, other rooms lined with C17
panelling. C16 doorways with 4 centred heads, anchor badge of the Capells in
spandrels. Original mullion windows, original doors. RCHM 4.

Listing NGR: TL7321722962

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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