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Bardfield Cottage Museum, Great Bardfield

Description: Bardfield Cottage Museum

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 115326

OS Grid Reference: TL6744030386
OS Grid Coordinates: 567440, 230386
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9468, 0.4348

Location: 1 B1057, Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4RF

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

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Listing Text

(south-east side)

8/187 Bardfield Cottage Museum


Cottage, now a museum. Late C16, extended in C17. Timber framed, plastered,
roof thatched. 2 bays facing NW, with C17/C18 axial stack in right bay. C17
extension of one bay to right, slightly narrower in span than the original
building. One storey. 2 C20 casements with rectangular leading. Plain boarded
door. The interior has jowled posts in both parts, heavy studding, diamond
mortices for unglazed windows, evidence of an original partition, now removed,
between the 2 bays of the late C16 cottage. The original roof is hipped at the
left end, although this does not appear externally, and the rafters are smoke-
blackened in both original bays. Built as an almshouse under the will of
Serjeant Bendlowes, 1584 (S. Hyland, 'An Elizabethan Self-Made Man of Law, Essex
Countryside, March 1983, 22-4).

Listing NGR: TL6744030386

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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