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High Thatch, Wethersfield

Description: High Thatch

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 115662

OS Grid Reference: TL7377130346
OS Grid Coordinates: 573771, 230346
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9445, 0.5268

Location: Hyde Lane, Wethersfield, Essex CM7 4AH

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

1/150 High Thatch


House. Late C16, altered in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roof thatched. 4
bays facing SE with axial stack. C20 lean-to extension roofed with machine-made
red clay tiles to rear of left end. 2 small C20 lean-to extensions with
thatched roofs at rear right corner. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 3 casements and
one fixed light, first floor 2 casements, all C20. C20 thatched lean-to porch
with door on left side. SW gable end (facing Gosfield Road), one C20 casement
on each floor, and C20 French windows. Exterior plastered with traditional
sawtooth chevron design in panels. Jowled posts, curved tension braces trenched
inside heavy studding, face-halved and bladed scarfs in wallplates. Chamfered
axial and transverse beams with lamb's tongue stops, exposed plain joists of
horizontal section. Large wood-burning hearth facing to right, the mantel beam
chamfered with lamb's tongue stops, reduced for C20 grate; smaller wood-burning
hearth facing to left also reduced for C20 grate. Diamond mortices for unglazed
window in upper storey. Clasped purlin roof, re-using sooted rafters from
crownpost roof of an earlier house. Some evidence of the former existence of a
timber-framed chimney, in the same position as the present stack, replaced

Listing NGR: TL7377130346

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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