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Stable Block Approximately 30 Metres South East of Great Bardfield Watermill, Great Bardfield

Description: Stable Block Approximately 30 Metres South East of Great Bardfield Watermill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 115337

OS Grid Reference: TL6801631110
OS Grid Coordinates: 568016, 231110
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9531, 0.4436

Location: Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4QG

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

3/198 Stable block approx. 30
metres south-east of
Great Bardfield


Stable block. Early C19. Red brick in Flemish bond, roofed with red clay Roman
tiles. Long building of one storey, facing W. Comprises (from left to right)
one open bay with modern timber lintel (now a garage), 3 stalls with halved door
and 2 slatted windows, loose box with double doors, byre with halved door and
one slatted window, and cartshed of 2 open bays. Single-storey lean-to
extensions at both ends. The floor is of small yellow bricks. Boarded roof of
low pitch, with 2 through-purlins to each pitch, on queen-strut trusses of
imported pine with iron king ties and screwed bolts at the eaves angles. Apart
from minor alterations to the left bay this building has survived in original
form, complete with all original internal fittings. Timber partitions between
the 3 stalls, feeding troughs supported on elliptical brick arches, iron hay
racks. The byre has feeding troughs and neck posts for 3 cattle, and 2 small
pens with feeding troughs for calves or goats. A rare survival. 'Thomas Samuel
Smith worked the roller flour mill into the 1930s and re-opened it during World
War Two. He ran the stone mill till within a few years of his death at the age
of 98 in 1950......using to the end horse waggons of which he was particularly
proud' (Hervey Benham, Some Essex Watermills, 1976, 55). Listed for its
exceptionally complete'condition, and for Group Value with the Mill and Mill

Listing NGR: TL6799031135

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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