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Grimwoods (Former Post Office), Cressing

Description: Grimwoods (Former Post Office)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116391

OS Grid Reference: TL7928620706
OS Grid Coordinates: 579286, 220706
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8561, 0.6020

Location: The Street, Cressing, Essex CM7 8DQ

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

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Listing Text

TL 72 SE (west side)

1/67 Grinwoods (former Post


Wrongly shown on OS map as P.O. House. Early C18, altered in C19. Timber
framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 3 bays facing S (gable
end to street) with axial stack to right of centre, forming a lobby-entrance,
and original full-length lean-to to rear, forming a catslide roof. One storey
with attics. 3-window range of mid-C19 sashes of 6 lights. Near-central CL9
door. The right return (facing the street) has a CL9 splayed shop window, a
flush 4-panel door with moulded surround and simple flat canopy, and one C19
casement in the lean-to. The rear elevation has one C19 horizontal sash of 9 +
9 lights, 2 CL9 casements and a plain boarded door. Deeply chamfered axial beam
in right bay. Wide wood-burning hearth facing to right, disused; wide
wood-burning hearth facing to left, reduced for C20 grate. Primary straight
bracing, including re-used timber. Original stair in rear lean-to. C19 corner
cupboard in rear right corner of left ground-floor room, door removed. All
original internal battened doors present. This house was formerly
weatherboarded; it is prototypical of the New England 'saltbox houses'.

Listing NGR: TL7928620706

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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