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Description: Great Bardfield Hall
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 115255
OS Grid Reference: TL6779330269
OS Grid Coordinates: 567793, 230269
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9456, 0.4399
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TL 6730 GREAT BARDFIELD BRAINTREE ROAD
8/116 Great Bardfield Hall
House. C16, altered in C18/C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade
red clay tiles. Approximate H-plan facing S, comprising (1) at left end, a 3-
bay crosswing extending to the rear only (2) a 2-bay main range, this and the
crosswing jettied to the front (3) an unjettied 2-bay extension to the main
range (4) a 4-bay crosswing extending to front and rear, C18 external stack at
left end, C16 internal stack at junction of main range and right crosswing, C18
stack at rear end of right crosswing, with C18 single-storey extension beyond.
C17/C18 lean-to extension behind main range, enclosing stair. 2 storeys and
attics. Below jetty at left, one plain bracket and 2 late C19 splayed bays of
sashes of 2-4-2 lights. One early C19 sash of 20 lights, one C20 casement.
First floor, 4 early C19 sashes of 20 lights and one early C20 oriel. 3 C19
casements in gabled dormers. Roof of right crosswing hipped at front. The
interior has jowled posts, some exposed close studding, chamfered axial and
transverse beams with lamb's tongue stops, exposed plain joists of horizontal
section in rear bay of right crosswing. Mortises for removed diamond mullions
in left side of right crosswing. Crosswing has clasped purlin roof with arched
wind bracing. Right section of main range has clasped purlin roof without wind
bracing. The owner reports high ground-floor windows with ovolo mullions on
each side of the splayed bays, now covered by lath and plaster externally and
internally. This manor house, situated near the church, exhibits an unusual and
complicated development, all apparently within the C16. It was replaced as the
seat of the manor by Great Lodge from 1621, but may have become the manor again
when Great Lodge was demolished c.1729. RCHM 2.
Listing NGR: TL6779330269
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Source: English Heritage
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