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Beam Cottage Cage Cottage, Great Bardfield

Description: Beam Cottage Cage Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115280

OS Grid Reference: TL6758830665
OS Grid Coordinates: 567588, 230665
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9492, 0.4371

Location: Bridge Street, Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4ST

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

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Listing Text

(west side)

8/141 Beam Cottage and Cage
21.12.67 Cottage


House, divided into 2 cottages. Early C15, altered in C17 and C19. Timber
framed, plastered, roof thatched. Main range of 4 bays facing E, with 2-bay
crosswing at left end. Axial stack, and C19 external stacks at each end.
Crosswing of 2 storeys, main range of one storey with attics. Beam Cottage, one
C20 casement and one C20 oriel, 2 C20 casements on first floor, of which one is
in a swept dormer. Double doors to garage, and C20 door. Beam projecting
through front wall, mortised and tusk-tenoned. Cage Cottage, 2 C19 horizontally
sliding sashes of 8 lights with crown glass, one C20 casement, and one more in
swept dormer. C20 door in early C19 simple doorcase with shallow hood on
scrolled brackets. Grouped diagonal shafts on main stack. The interior has
heavy studding, curved tension bracing. The crosswing has plain joists of
horizontal section jointed to the binding beam with central tenons, and 2
brackets of an underbuilt jetty. The inserted floors in the hall have
transverse beams with run-out chamfers, and plain joists of vertical section.
The central tiebeam has been moved to allow the construction of the inserted
stack, but is still present. Hall roof of crownpost construction, smoke-
bLackened, but collars, collar-purlin and crownposts missing. RCHM 34.

Listing NGR: TL6758830665

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Source: English Heritage

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