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Description: Gainsborough Cottage
Date Listed: 26 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118188
OS Grid Reference: TL5153011238
OS Grid Coordinates: 551530, 211238
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7793, 0.1952
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TL 51 SW MATCHING MATCHING TYE
3/50 Gainsborough Cottage
2 cottages and ancillary building, C18/19, linked to form C20 house. Timber
framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. (1) 2 storey-cottage
aligned approx. N-S, aspect W, with hipped roof and external chimney stack on
E wall near SE corner. C20 rear extension from N end. (2) 2 storey cottage
to SE, corner to corner with (1) roof hipped to S, gabled to N with external
chimney stack at S end. (3) C20 link unit connecting (I) with single storey
ancillary building to NW, extended to N to form car port. W elevation (3),
wrought iron gates in car port, 2 C20 casement windows with imitation leading
and external hinged shutters, C20 octagonal dovecote with weathervane on ridge.
Link unit glazed. (1) on ground floor, one fixed light, one bay window with
casements and tiled roof, one double hung sash window of 4 lights, all C20 and
all with imitation leading. Central 6-panel door, C18/19. Interior part only
of shell hood, c.1700, over door. Carved wooden putti brackets on scrolled
bases attached to jambs, not supporting hood. First floor, 2 late C19 double-
hung sash windows of 16 lights, with C20 external hinged shutters. Wooden
plaque with inscribed date 1692 attached to wall above door. (2) One early C19
double-hung sash window of 16 lights on each floor. These formerly simple
buildings, which comprised 3 tenements in 1843 (Essex Record Office D/CT 236),
have been extensively altered by the introduction of antique featuresfrom a
house or houses of higher status and earlier date, and by C20 reproductions of
features which did not exist here originally. Listed for Group Value
Listing NGR: TL5153011238
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