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Red Lion Cottages, Cressing

Description: Red Lion Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116381

OS Grid Reference: TL7928921116
OS Grid Coordinates: 579289, 221116
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8598, 0.6022

Location: Lanham Green Road, Cressing, Essex CM7 8DR

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

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Listing Text

TL 72 SE (west side)

1/57 No. 1, Red Lion


House. Circa 1600, altered in early C19 and C20. Timber framed, roughcast
rendered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 2 bays aligned NE-SW. Early C19
stack to NW of SW bay, and 2 other cottages (nos. 2 and 3) beyond, not included
in this item. C20 external stack at NE end, and single-storey extension beyond,
c.1952. 2 storeys. The SW elevation has one early C19 sash of 16 lights on
each floor, and a C20 half-glazed door. The SE elevation (facing the street)
has one C20 casement. The SW bay has a lodged axial beam, chamfered with lamb's
tongue stops, and plain joists of horizontal section; C20 grate. The NE bay has
plain joists of horizontal section arranged longitudinally, with a blocked stair
trap; at the NE end the joists have been raised to level the floor. C18/19
plain battened internal doors. One C17 moulded 3-plank door on first floor,
possibly original to this building, meriting special care. (C.A. Hewett,
English Historic Carpentry, 1980, 224, left illustration). The NW wallplate has
a square groove for sliding shutters. Wall framing concealed by interior and
exterior plaster, but probably raised. Roof of clasped purlin construction.
Formerly a public house or beerhouse named The Red Lion.

Listing NGR: TL7928921116

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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