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Horseshoes, Cressing

Description: Horseshoes

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116374

OS Grid Reference: TL7939020444
OS Grid Coordinates: 579390, 220444
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8538, 0.6034

Location: Church Road, Cressing, Essex CM7 8PQ

Locality: Cressing
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 8PQ

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Listing Text

TL 72 SE (east side)

1/49 Horseshoes


Wrongly shown on OS map as PH. House. C15, altered in late C16, C17 and C19.
Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 2-bay main
range facing SW with late C16 stack at right end against front wall. C15 2-bay
crosswing to left,'originally jettied to front, now underbuilt, with C19
external stack in left wall and C19 lean-to extension beyond. Late C17
extension to right of main range, with end stack. Lean-to extension to rear. 2
storeys. 3-window range of C20 casements. 6-panel door, top panels glazed, in
C20 porch with hipped roof. The crosswing has unglazed windows in the left wall
at both levels, the 3 diamond mullions of the lower window removed, the upper
window complete with one diamond mullion, blocked. Mortices in the binding beam
for a former studded partition, plain joists of horizontal section. Cambered
central tiebeam with 2 wide arched braces, crownpost roof complete with 4 axial
braces, unusually straight. The main range has been much altered in the late
C16, but the lower part is of earlier origin. Wide wood-burning hearth, with an
elaborately moulded floor beam re-used as the mantel beam, much re-bricked
below. Inserted floor comprising a chamfered axial beam and plain josits of
vertical section. C18 corner cupboard with arched head against rear wall. 2
smoke-blackened rafter couples, and cambered tiebeam sawn lengthwise to form 2
tiebeams of narrow section; remainder of roof unsooted, of clasped purlin
construction with curved wind-braces. Elm weatherboarding is exposed on the
rear wall within the lean-to extension. Small area of originally external
plaster with serpentine inscribed pattern in right gable of main range, enclosed
by right extension. Formerly The Horseshoes public house. (M.C. Wadhams, Essex
Archaeology and History 2, 1979, 79-80).

Listing NGR: TL7939020444

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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