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Brookslyn and Brooks View, Stisted

Description: Brookslyn and Brooks View

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 116323

OS Grid Reference: TL8117025933
OS Grid Coordinates: 581170, 225933
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9025, 0.6321

Location: Stisted, Essex CM77 8BA

Locality: Stisted
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM77 8BA

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Listing Text

(north-west side)

2/304 Brookslyn and Brooks
29.9.87 View


House, now 2 cottages. Circa 1500 or earlier, altered in C17 and C19. Timber
framed, roughcast rendered, roof thatched. 2-bay hall facing SE with axial
stack in left bay, parlour/solar bay to right, service bay to left. Late C17
bay to right with axial stack at left end, and early C19 bay beyond, with C19
stack at left end. Small C20 tiled lean-to extension to right. Early C19
extension at left end, and C19/early C20 wing to rear, and C20 single-storey
flat-roofed extension to right of it. Brookslyn comprises the parlour/solar bay
of the medieval house and the extensions to right of it; Brooks View comprises
the remainder of the original house and extensions to left and rear of it. One
storey with attics. Brookslyn, ground floor, 3 C20 metal casements; one early
C19 3-light window with wrought iron casement and rectangular leading in a
lean-to dormer, and one early C19 2-light window with original saddle bars and
rectangular leading, casement replaced, in a lean-to dormer; C20 half-glazed
door. Brooks View, ground floor, 2 C20 metal casements; one more in lean-to
dormer, and one early C19 3-light casement, much altered, in lean-to dormer; C20
half-glazed door. Brookslyn has in the original bay jowled posts, heavy
studding, the doorway to the hall blocked with one inserted stud, plain joists
of horizontal section jointed to the binding beam at left with unrefined soffit
tenons, lodged on a pegged clamp at the right, softwood floorboards over earlier
boards, some wattle and daub infill, and a coupled rafter roof. In the bay to
the right the stack is much altered with C20 bricks; there is a chamfered axial
beam with lamb's tongue stops, plain joists of vertical section (some replaced
with softwood), and original oak floorboards. A fully framed and pegged doorway
has been made in the C17 through the end tiebeam of the original house, for
access to this upper room. The bay at the right end has plain softwood joists
arranged longitudinally. In Brooks View the stack in the hall is fully
plastered, with C20 grates each side, forming a lobby entrance; on available
evidence it is probably C17, altered at the top in the C19. The C17 inserted
floor in the hall has plain joists of square section arranged longitudinally,
supported on a pegged clamp. The jowled post at the front left corner of the
hall is exposed, the opposite post concealed in a partition; the tiebeam has
been severed for a doorway. At the left end of the service bay (originally the
end wall of the medieval building) the tiebeam and all studs are missing; the
posts have been extended upwards approximately 0.60 metre and additional
wallplates fitted at the higher level, The development of this building is that
in the C17 a chimney and floor were inserted in the hall, and the roof was
raised. Later in the C17 a bay was added at the right end and a doorway made
through the tiebeam. In the early C19 a bay was added at each end and the
medieval house was divided into 2 unequal parts for use as cottages.

Listing NGR: TL8117025933

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Source: English Heritage

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