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Description: Edgebrook and Rosamond
Date Listed: 19 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 115634
OS Grid Reference: TL7169530487
OS Grid Coordinates: 571695, 230487
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9464, 0.4967
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TL 73 SW WETHERSFIELD BRAINTREE ROAD
1/120 Edgebrook and Rosamond
House, extended and divided into 2 cottages. Circa 1600, extended in C18.
Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays facing N,
with internal stack against rear wall one bay from left end. Rear wing at right
end with gambrel roof and end stack, C18. Main house extended to left by one
bay in C17, and beyond in C18 to form a row of cottages. Edgebrook consists of
the right half of the main stack and all to the right of it. Rosamond consists
of the remainder of the original house, the C17 extension, and part of the C18
row of cottages (see no. 3, Brook Cottages, item 1/121, for the remainder). One
storey with attics. Edgebrook has 2 C20 casements on the ground floor, and 2
C18 3-light windows each with one wrought iron casement and some crown glass in
slated swept dormers; C20 door. Rosamond has 2 C20 casements, and one C19
2-light window with wrought iron casement, and 2 C20 casements in slated swept
dormers; C20 door. There are re-sited C17 and C18 wrought iron casements in C20
frames on the upper floor of the rear elevation and rear wing. Gambrel roof.
Shortened grouped diagonal shafts on main stack. The interiors have transverse
chamfered beams with lamb's-tongue-plus-bar stops, and large wood-burning
hearths with chamfered mantel beams and lamb's tongue stops. The C17 extension
(in Rosamond) has a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops. The walls
have been raised approx. 0.30 metre in the C17 and the roof rebuilt as a
gambrel. Edgebrook has a C17 3-plank oak door and 2 C18 3-plank pine doors.
Listing NGR: TL7169530487
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Source: English Heritage
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