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Great Lodge, Great Bardfield

Description: Great Lodge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 115265

OS Grid Reference: TL6942929048
OS Grid Coordinates: 569429, 229048
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9342, 0.4631

Location: Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4RZ

Locality: Great Bardfield
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 4RZ

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Listing Text

(east side)

5/126 Great Lodge
2.5.53 (Formerly listed as Great
Lodge with Stables)

House. Early C17. Red brick in English bond, roofed with handmade red clay
tiles. L-plan, with single-span wings extending to N and E. Axial stack in N
wing, internal stack at junction against S elevation, C19 internal stack further
E against S elevation, blocking an original window. Single-storey lean-to
extension against E elevation of N wing, with hipped slate roof. 2 storeys and
attics. W elevation, ground floor, one early C19 tripartite sash of 4-12-4
lights, one early C19 sash of 24 lights. First floor, 4 early C19 sashes of 12
lights. One plain door, one half-glazed door with moulded architrave, early
C19. String at first floor level consisting of 2 moulded brick bands, the upper
protected by inclined red clay tiles, with a plain band between which originally
had a raised strapwork design in plaster. The same string continues all round
the building, with traces of the original plaster strapwork on the N elevation
of the E wing. The E wing originally continued, but was truncated c.1950, and
the string reproduced at that end. 4 octagonal shafts on the main S stack,
grouped diagonal shafts on the N stack, truncated. At each side of the NE
corner there is a low blind arch, originally for a sunken open dairy or well-
house. In the E elevation at first floor level, 2 C17 3-light windows with
wrought iron casements, restored. The interior has high ceilings at both
Levels, an early C19 oval stair with stick balusters, re-sited C17 panelling,
double butt-purlin roof. It was built 1621-3 by Sir Martin Lomelin or Lumley,
who became Lord Mayor of London in 1623, as the service range of a house which
stood further to the S, demolished c.1729. RCHM 3.

Listing NGR: TL6942929048

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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