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The Old Cottage, Wethersfield

Description: The Old Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 115645

OS Grid Reference: TL7354331608
OS Grid Coordinates: 573543, 231608
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9559, 0.5242

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

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Listing Text

(west side)

1/132 The Old Cottage


Cottage, extended to form 2 cottages, now combined. C.1590, altered in C18.
2 bays facing SE with external stack at left end, now enclosed by C18 extension.
C18 stack and extension at right end, forming 4 bays in all, formerly 2 cottages
each with a central stack. One storey and attics. 4 C20 casements, and 2 more
in gabled dormers. Plain boarded door in gabled porch, C20. The original
building has jowled posts, close studding with curved braces trenched to the
inside, unstopped chamfered axial beams, plain joists of horizontal section
supported on original pegged clamps, and a clasped purlin roof with arched wind
bracing. The left end of it is of interrupted tiebeam construction with a
chamfered girt with lamb's tongue stops, and blocked unglazed windows on both
storeys. 2 large wood-burning hearths, reduced for C20 grates. One moulded
door, probably original, and other plain ledged doors. Some original
floorboards. Internal tiebeams severed.

Listing NGR: TL7354331608

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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