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Date Listed: 26 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118195
OS Grid Reference: TL4920010300
OS Grid Coordinates: 549200, 210300
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7715, 0.1610
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TL 407 096 MATCHING THRESHERS BUSH
Small hall house, C16, altered in C17 and C19, extended in C20. Timber framed,
plastered, roof thatched. 2-bay hall aligned approximately NE-SW, with integral
service end at SW, integral storeyed parlour/solar end at NE. Inserted axial
chimney stack in SW bay of hall, c.1600. C20 extension to NW with walls of
yellow brick and roof of handmade red clay tiles. Single storey with attics. SE
elevation, weatherboarded dado, plastered above, with simple geometrical designs
in panels. Plain boarded door in tiled lean-to porch, 4 C20 casement windows.
C20 casement window in gabled dormer in NE bay of hall, with date 1607 faintly
inscribed in plaster of gable. Flat-roofed dormer in extension. Half-hipped at
SW end. Framing partly exposed internally. Jowled posts, heavy studding,
arched braces from corner posts to tiebeams and wallplates inside studs.
Central truss of hall of arch-braced collar construction. Clasped purlin roof
with curved wind-bracing. Rafters, collars, braces and original thatch laths
over hall all smoke-blackened. Original floor in NE bay, composed of
unchamfered joists of horizontal section, arranged longitudinally and lodged.
Other floors late insertions. Blocked unglazed window in NW wall of parlour. 2
NE tiebeams severed for inserted doorways. SE wallplate has bladed scarf and
rebate for shutters of hall window. Brickwork of inserted hearth approximately
33 cm. thick repaired at back. The date 1607 is reasonable for the inserted
dormer on which it appears. The Walker maps in Essex Record Office show that
dormers appeared in vernacular houses between 1600 and 1615.
Listing NGR: TL4920010300
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