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Norrells Cottages, Terling

Description: Norrells Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 115450

OS Grid Reference: TL7665814364
OS Grid Coordinates: 576658, 214364
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8000, 0.5606

Location: Waltham Road, Terling, Essex CM3 2QQ

Locality: Terling
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM3 2QQ

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Listing Text


10/102 Nos. 1 and 2,
Norrell's Cottages

- II

House, now 2 cottages. Early C16 and c.1600. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 3-bay main range (no. 1) facing NE, with axial
stack in middle bay, forming a lobby-entrance, c.1600. 2-bay crosswing to right
(no. 2), early C16, with C20 internal stack at rear. Main range of one storey
with attics, crosswing of 2 storeys. 3 C20 casements on ground floor, 2 on
first floor, and one more in gabled dormer. 2 C20 doors. The crosswing is
jettied to the front, with 3 plain brackets exposed. The main stack has a
moulded string course, a billet-moulded cornice and 3 rebuilt octagonal shafts.
Crosswing hipped at rear. The main range has jowled posts, chamfered axial
beams with lamb's tongue stops, plain joists of horizontal section, a trimmed
stair trap in the left bay, and a joggled butt-purlin roof. The internal
tiebeams are missing or severed. On the first floor a cast iron ducknest grate
of c.1800. The crosswing is of exceptional width; it has close studding with
straight braces trenched to the inside, a chamfered binding beam with step
stops, jowled posts without an internal tiebeam, with arched braces rising to a
low collar with central peg, apparently for a crownpost. No access to roof
above this level. This is a rare roof construction in Essex; another example is
known at Round Hill House, Lamarsh. Mainly plastered internally. This
farmhouse was probably built for the Norrell family, and altered c.1600 by John
Norrell or his son Augustine. The latter died in 1626 and the family lost
possession of the land at that time. (K. Wrightson and D. Levine, Poverty and
Piety in an English Village, Terling 1525-1700, 1979, 108, 138, 149, 178). RCHM

Listing NGR: TL7665814364

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Source: English Heritage

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