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Garretts, Shalford

Description: Garretts

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115578

OS Grid Reference: TL7177027240
OS Grid Coordinates: 571770, 227240
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9172, 0.4962

Location: Shalford, Essex CM7 5BA

Locality: Shalford
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 5BA

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Listing Text


3/59 Garretts


- II*

House. C.1600, restored in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade
red clay tiles. 4 bays facing SW, with axial stack in second bay from left end,
forming a lobby-entrance. C20 single-storey extensions at left end and to rear
of left end. 2 storeys and attics. 3-window range of C18 3-light casements
(some introduced or reproduction). C20 plain boarded door in C20 gabled porch.
4 octagonal shafts with moulded bases, rebuilt at top. The interior has jowled
posts, exposed studding with straight braces trenched to the inside, chamfered
axial beams with lamb's tongue stops, plain joists of horizontal section. On
ground floor, 2 large wood-burning hearths, the mantel beams chamfered with
lamb's tongue stops. On first floor, 2 original hearths with depressed arches
of plastered brick, one chamfered, the other moulded. Original framed stair to
rear of stack, with splat balusters at attic level. This house contains an
exceptional range of interior doors of various types, some original, others
introduced but correct for period, with original door furniture. All the
windows are accurately restored, in some cases with genuine windows of the
correct period introduced from elsewhere. Butt-purlin roof with straight
wind-braces. RCHM 24.

Listing NGR: TL7177027240

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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