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Cottage Between Tudor Cottage and Markswood Gallery Markswood Gallery Tudor Cottage, Great Bardfield

Description: Cottage Between Tudor Cottage and Markswood Gallery Markswood Gallery Tudor Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115290

OS Grid Reference: TL6762830551
OS Grid Coordinates: 567628, 230551
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9482, 0.4377

Location: 2 High Street, Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4RH

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

8/151 Tudor Cottage,
Markswood Gallery and
21.12.67 cottage between,
(formerly listed as The
Nest and Newsagent's
Shop )


House and range of cottages, now 2 houses and an art gallery. C16 and earlier,
altered in C17 and C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay
tiles. 2-bay crosswing aligned N-S, facing S, and 2-bay hall range to right,
with axial stack in left bay. Extended to right in C19 to add 2 cottages with
central stack. Now divided into (1) Tudor Cottage, the crosswing and part of
the stack (2) unnamed cottage, comprising the remainder of the hall range and
one of the C19 cottages (3) Markswood Gallery, the cottage at the right end,
with C20 single-storey flat-roofed extension to rear. 2 storeys. Tudor Cottage
has 2 C20 casements on ground floor, one on first floor, and a plain door. The
roof has been raised approx. 0.5 metre, leaving the original wallplates project-
ing through the front elevation. The unnamed cottage has a 2-window range of
C19 horizontally sliding sashes of 24 lights and a plain door with shallow hood
on simple profiled brackets. Markswood Gallery has a C20 glazed door and a C19
splayed bay shop window altered in the C20. The interior of Tudor Cottage has
chamfered axial beams, exposed plain joists of horizontal section, and one
visible curved brace trenched inside heavy studding, all C16 except the roof.
The hall range retains the original wallplates of the medieval hall but no other
original structure is visible. The walls have been raised approx. 1 metre in
the C17, and a floor inserted, comprising a chamfered axial beam with lamb's
tongue stops, and exposed joists of vertical section. RCHM 10.

Listing NGR: TL6762830551

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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