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The Bakery and Burleigh Cottage, Wethersfield

Description: The Bakery and Burleigh Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115685

OS Grid Reference: TL7122931309
OS Grid Coordinates: 571229, 231309
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9539, 0.4904

Location: 4 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)

5/173 The Bakery and Burlegh
21.12.67 Cottage (formerly listed
as Burghley Cottage and
The Bakery


House, now 2 houses and a shop. C.1580, extended in C17 and C18. 3 bays facing
SE with central stack, forming a lobby-entrance, and one-bay extension to right,
early C17. At left, set back from main elevation, C18 range extending to rear,
now The Bakery. Lean-to extension behind main range. 2 storeys and attics in
main range, 2 storeys in left range. Ground floor, C19 shopfront with glazed
door, both under slated canopy, 2 C19/C20 tripartite sashes of 2-4-2 lights, one
early C19 casement of 12 lights. First floor, 4 late C19 sashes of 6 lights.
One C20 door and one early C19 door with 6 flush panels, both under shallow
hoods. Grouped diagonal shafts. Roof of left range hipped. Jowled posts,
curved tension bracing trenched inside close studding. Underbuilt jetty at
front. Unglazed window with 3 diamond mullions in original right wall, now an
internal partition. Chamfered axial beams with lamb's tongue stops, plain
joists. Large wood-burning hearth facing right. In front of original middle
bay, at first floor, blocked original window with 2 moulded mullions and 3
diamond saddle bars. The combination of an original glazed window at the front,
an original unglazed window at the side and lamb's tongue stops, permits a close
dating of c.1580. Clasped purlin roof with arched wind bracing. RCHM 8.

Listing NGR: TL7122931309

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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