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Oxford House, Earls Colne

Description: Oxford House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 115918

OS Grid Reference: TL8568428952
OS Grid Coordinates: 585684, 228952
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9281, 0.6992

Location: A1124, Earls Colne, Essex CO6 2RB

Locality: Earls Colne
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO6 2RB

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Listing Text

(north side)

8/70 Nos. 17 and 19
(Oxford House)


On the OS map no. 19 is wrongly included in the Public House to the E. House
and shop. C14, late C15 and late C18, altered in early C19. Timber framed,
clad with red brick in Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. C14
aisled hall, of 2 bays facing S. Early C16 stack in rear aisle, and C16 4-bay
extension beyond. C15 crosswing to right, and later stack to right, roof
rebuilt to align with main range. Front aisle missing. 2 storeys. Ground
floor, projecting C20 double shopfront with central door (no. 17), late C19
shopfront converted into sash window, with projecting fluted jambs and flat
canopy with egg-and-dart frieze, all in red brick. First floor, 4 C19 sashes
with marginal lights. A brick pilaster divides the shop from the small domestic
facade at right, which has a C20 door with flat canopy and moulded architrave,
and a plain door with fanlight to a through-passage. The frame of the former
aisled hall is fragmentary, but indicates twin service doors at the right end,
bench fixings at the left end, and a heavily smoke-blackened crownpost roof with
down bracing to the tiebeams. Carved and crenellated mantel beam at front of
rear stack. Moulded and carved bridging beam with running vine design and the
molet of the de Veres, Earls of Oxford. Moulded joists of horizontal section.
Documentary evidence indicates that this house was in the hands of the
Leffingwell family in 1468, 1592 and 1598 (Wherein I Dwell, Earls Colne WEA,
1983, 49. R. Shackle, An Aisled Hall at Earls Colne, Essex Archaeology and
History 16, 1984-5, 153-4). RCHM 9.

Listing NGR: TL8568428952

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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