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Description: Serjeant Bendlowes Cottage
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115291
OS Grid Reference: TL6765630551
OS Grid Coordinates: 567656, 230551
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9482, 0.4381
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TL 6730 GREAT BARDFIELD BROOK STREET
8/152 Serjeant Bendlowes
(Formerly listed as Sergeant
GV II Bendlowes Cottage and
Cottage on E. of Sergeant
Two buildings, formerly listed separately, now combined and listed as one item.
House, early C17, and cottage C18/C19, combined in C20. Timber framed,
plastered with some exposed framing, roofs vainly thatched, central part of
front pitch of handmade red clay tiles. House of 4 bays facing S, with central
stack forming a lobby-entrance, and left end at an obtuse angle to front,
following the line of Crown Street. C18/C19 extension to rear of left end, with
internal stack at corner: One metre to right, cottage of 3 bays at right angles
to street, C18/C19, now combined with the larger house. One storey with attics.
6 late C19 Gothic Revival casements, and 2 more in tiled gabled dormers. Plain
labels over lower windows. Late C19 pierced bargeboards on dormers. Plain
boarded door. Grouped diagonal shafts on vain stack. Roof of cottage half-
hipped at front and back. The interior of the house has jowled posts, exposed
studding, chamfered transverse beams with plain stops, exposed joists of square
section, clasped purlin roof with some reused smoke-blackened rafters. The
cottage has unjowled posts, exposed studding with primary straight bracing, some
pegged joints but mostly nailed. The present attic floor is at wallplate level
but there are indications that earlier it was lower. Serjeant Bendlowe's
Cottage belonged to Bendlowe's Charity until 1951, and was formerly divided into
4 almshouses. RCHM 11.
Listing NGR: TL6765630551
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Source: English Heritage
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