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The Thatched Cottage, Wethersfield

Description: The Thatched Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 115614

OS Grid Reference: TL7216629820
OS Grid Coordinates: 572166, 229820
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9402, 0.5033

Location: Braintree Road, Wethersfield, Essex CM7 4AQ

Locality: Wethersfield
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 4AQ

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Listing Text

(south-west side)

1/100 The Thatched Cottage


House. Early C16 or earlier, altered c.1600 and in C19. Timber framed,
plastered, roof thatched. 2-bay hall facing NE, with C17/C18 stack at left end,
and storeyed parlour/solar bay to right. C19 stack to right, and C19 one-bay
extension beyond. Single-storey lean-to extension to rear, roofed with
corrugated iron. One storey with attics. Ground floor, 2 C19 horizontally
sliding sashes of 12 lights, and one C19 small casement. First floor, 2 similar
sashes in gabled dormers. 2 plain boarded doors. Beam of inserted floor
projects through front wall, morticed and tusk-tenoned. Jowled posts with step
stops, heavy studding, diamond mortices of former unglazed windows in front and
rear walls of hall. The inserted floor in the hall comprises a chamfered
transverse beam with elaborated step stops, tusk-tenoned at both ends, and plain
longitudinal joists of horizontal section supported on pegged clamps, c.1600.
The roof of tne hall is of collar-rafter construction, all timbers heavily
smoke-blackened. The central tiebeam of the hall has been removed. The tiebeam
between hall and solar has been severed for an inserted doorway. The roof of
the solar has been rebuilt. This house has passed through the stage of being
adapted to form 2 cottages in the early C19, and re-combined.

Listing NGR: TL7216629820

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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