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Chapel Cottage, Wethersfield

Description: Chapel Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115654

OS Grid Reference: TL7380728200
OS Grid Coordinates: 573807, 228200
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9252, 0.5263

Location: Wethersfield, Essex CM7 4BS

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

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Listing Text

(south side)

3/141 Chapel Cottage


Chapel, converted to a cottage. Medieval, altered in C16 and C18. Walls of
stone rubble and C18 brickwork, plastered, gables timber framed and
weatherboarded, roofed with C20 red clay tiles. Rectangular plan aligned NE-SW,
with large C16 external stack on NW side, and C20 lean-to W.C. with corrugated
asbestos roof at N corner. One storey with attics. SE elevation, 3 C20
casements, and one more in flat-roofed dormer. C20 plain boarded door. Roof
half-hipped at both ends. The original rubble walls are 0.60-0.70 metre thick.
A large section in the middle of the SE side has been rebuilt in brick,
plastered inside and out, and at the SW end C18 brick underpinning and 3 short
buttresses of brick indicate some repair. The external stack is plastered. 2
plain-chamfered transverse beams, joists plastered to the soffits. Near the NE
end of the SE side is a piscina with projecting basin and sexfoiled drain, on
the basis of which the RCHM dated the building as C14. The arch above it has
been rebuilt in C18 brick and the wall pierced to make a window. 2 C20 grates
to external stack. The roof is C19 or C20. RCHM 4.

Listing NGR: TL7111931284

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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