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Description: Little Lodge
Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 115257
OS Grid Reference: TL6846128236
OS Grid Coordinates: 568461, 228236
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9271, 0.4486
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TL 62NE GREAT BARDFIELD BRAINTREE ROAD
5/118 Little Lodge
House. Late C16, altered in late C17. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. Main range of 4 bays facing NE, and 2-bay crosswing to
left. Original stack to rear of crosswing, 2 C18/C19 stacks in main range, the
flues arching together to form one axial stack at roof level. 2-storey
extension to rear of crosswing, 2-storey lean-to extension along remainder of
rear, one-storey extension to rear of right end, all C18/C19. 2 storeys and
attics. 5-window range of early C20 casements, 2 C20 casements in flat-roofed
dormers. C19 half-glazed door with dentilled shallow hood. Gambrel roof, half-
hipped at both ends. The rear stack has grouped diagonal shafts with truncated
octagonal shafts above. The interior has jowled posts, 2 transverse chamfered
beams with step stops, one axial beam with double ogee moulding. Mortises for
unglazed windows in the rear wall at both ends, now within the right extension.
The crosswing has original hearths with depressed brick arches at both levels.
Face-halved and bladed scarfs in the wallplates. This house is unusually
datable to c.1575, re-roofed in a continuous run in the late C17. In the attic
is an unusual wooden pen approx. 2 x 3.50 metres, with open slats to the
ceiling, with door and stock-lock, all made with handmade nails and hardwood,
probably C19. Its purpose is uncertain, but it may relate to cock-fighting.
Listing NGR: TL6846128236
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Source: English Heritage
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