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Elmstead Hall, Elmstead

Description: Elmstead Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 120057

OS Grid Reference: TM0642326001
OS Grid Coordinates: 606423, 226001
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8943, 0.9987

Location: Elmstead, Essex CO7 7AR

Locality: Elmstead
Local Authority: Tendring District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO7 7AR

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Listing Text


3/3 Elmstead Hall

House. C15 and C16 of earlier origin with later alterations and additions.
Timber framed and plastered. Red plain tiled roofs, projecting eaves cornices.
2 repaired C16 red brick attached diagonal shaft chimney stacks, forward off
centre right stack and plastered left end stack. Original bargeboards to end
and rear gables. 2 storeys and attics. Central hall with crosswings to right
and left. Rear wings including stair turret. 2:4:2 window range of small paned
vertically sliding sashes. Central 6 -panelled door, moulded surround, flat
canopy on brackets, bargeboards and band to gables. Internal features include
large good quality C16 frame incorporating an earlier, possibly C15, formerly
jettied east crosswing. Jowled storey posts, halved and bridled scarf joints
and very deep section floor joists. Good quality wind braced side purlin roof,
with double wall plates and interrupted tie beams for attic headroom. Solid
tread staircase to attics, C17 and C18 panelling, the room above the hall with
fluted pilasters and moulded cornice. Original doorways with 4 centred heads,
sunk spandrels and carved stops. 2 blocked windows with moulded mullions and
transoms. Several C16 and C17 doors. C18 corner cupboard with strapwork
pilasters and shell hood to ground floor. In the attic but not in-situ are
several C17/C18 iron windows with swan neck catches, also a C19 cast iron fire
surround with tiled sides. The present occupier has photographs of original
wall paintings of grotesques, discovered by Mrs. Mitchell, 1928, which are said
to survive behind a wall panel. There is a copy of part of the design and an
article giving a date circa 1560 by G. Montague-Benton, Transactions, Essex
Archaeological Society Vol. XXI Part I. RCHM 3.

Listing NGR: TM0642326001

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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