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Chapel Cottage, Wethersfield

Description: Chapel Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115670

OS Grid Reference: TL7111731278
OS Grid Coordinates: 571117, 231278
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9537, 0.4887

Location: Silver Street, Wethersfield, Essex CM7 4BS

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

5/158 Chapel Cottage


House. Early C17, extended in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 2-bays aligned N-S, with external stack at N end,
possibly built originally as an extension to Castle House, now separate. C20
extension to N, extending to E, forming an L-plan. 2 storeys. E elevation, one
C20 splayed bay, 2 C20 casements, and on first floor one C19 casement and 2 C20
casements. C20 glazed door. S elevation, one C20 casement on each floor,
pentice board, and high side purlins projecting through gable. The W elevation
retains the head of an original oriel window, with mortices for 4 mullions and 3
diamond saddle bars, a rare feature (as illustrated in R. Harris, Discovering
Timber Framed Buildings, 1978, 24, but ovolo moulded). Jowled posts, close
studding. Chamfered transverse and axial beams with lamb's tongue stops, plain
joists of vertical section. Underbuilt jetty to S, with one plain bracket
enclosed. Original ceiling above first floor, the tiebeams and bridging beams
chamfered with lamb's tongue stops. Large wood-burning hearth, the mantel beam
chamfered wiht lamb's tongue stops, reduced for C20 grate. Clasped purlin roof.
RCHM 13.

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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