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St George's House, Wethersfield

Description: St George's House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115681

OS Grid Reference: TL7117531296
OS Grid Coordinates: 571175, 231296
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9538, 0.4896

Location: High Street, Wethersfield, Essex CM7 4BY

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

5/169 St. George's House


House. Early C16, c.1600 and C18, altered in C19. Mainly timber framed and
plastered, partly of painted brick, roofed with slate. 2-bay rear left range
aligned N-S, early C16, with internal stack at rear end. 3-bay crosswing to S,
facing S, with internal stack at the junction, c.1600, and C17 internal stack at
right end. C18 extension in rear right angle, completing a rectangular plan.
C19 extension to rear left. 2 storeys, cellars and attics. 3-window range of
late C18 sashes of 12 lights with crown glass. Central C19 half-glazed door.
Roof of front range hipped at left. 2 grouped diagonal shafts on main stack.
The left front ground floor room has a chamfered axial beam with lamb's-tongue-
plus-bar stops, a fireplace with depressed arch and double-chamfered jambs,
replastered, and a late C18 semi-circular cupboard with fretted sides. The
right front ground floor room has an axial beam boxed in, and an early C19
semi-circular cupboard. A central entrance hall has been made in the early C19,
with pine panelling and 2 semi-elliptical arches, both with fanlights and radial
glazing bars, of which the rear one forms the early C19 rear entrance, with
beside it an early C19 sash of 18 lights and crown glass, now enclosed by a
later C19 rear extension. The left front upper room has a fireplace with
depressed arch and chamfered jambs, with original plaster. The attic floor has
chamfered axial beams with lamb's tongue stops. A stair with open well rises
from cellar to attic, with moulded handrail and 3 turned balusters to each
tread. The left rear wing has jowled posts, some studding exposed internally, a
crownpost roof with axial braces, and an oak panelled door of c.1600 with
cockshead hinges. The right rear ground floor room has an early C19 cast iron
grate for coal. Most rooms are lined with C18 pine panelling. RCHM 11.

Listing NGR: TL7117531296

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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