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Chapel Cottage, Great Bardfield

Description: Chapel Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 115333

OS Grid Reference: TL6739530326
OS Grid Coordinates: 567395, 230326
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9462, 0.4342

Location: 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)

8/194 Chapel Cottage (formerly
listed with Place house
2.5.53 as outbuilding)


Ancillary building of uncertain purpose. C16, altered in C18/C19. Plastered
brick and timber framing, partly weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red clay
tiles. 2 bays facing NW, of a building which originally extended further to the
SW. Garage with lean-to tiled roof to left. 2 storeys and attics. One 2-light
window with roll-moulded wooden mullion and rectangular leaded panes. One group
of 3 original windows of plastered brick, with segmental-pointed heads, with
recessed spandrels and vertical iron bars. Plain boarded door. No front
windows on first floor. Original sprockets below eaves. In rear wall, original
wooden doorway with 4-centred head and recessed spandrels. The right return
wall has inserted timber framing, clad with weatherboarding. The interior has
richly moulded transverse and axial beams. There is little doubt that this was
built by Serjeant William Bendlowes, but the local tradition that it was a
chapel seems dubious historically, and is not confirmed by the characteristics
of the building. It remains a possibility that it was built for some
institutional purpose, or as a dower house. (S. Hyland, An Elizabethan Self-made
Man of Law, Essex Countryside, March 1983, 22-4).

Listing NGR: TL6739530326

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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