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Description: Jacobes Hall
Date Listed: 18 July 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 120174
OS Grid Reference: TM0887016746
OS Grid Coordinates: 608870, 216746
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8103, 1.0286
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BRIGHTLINGSEA HIGH STREET
TM 0816-0916 (south side)
8/47 Jacobes Hall
Hall house with crosswings to left and right. C15. Restored circa 1919.
Exposed timber frame. Red plain tiled roofs. Off centre left and end right
chimney stacks to hall. Central stack to right crosswing and to rear of left
crosswing. The originally jettied crosswings now underbuilt. 2 storeys and
attics. Hipped dormer to right of hall. 1:1:1 window range of vari-light C20
glazing. 4 centre arched doorway to left of hall. Exposed halved arched braces
to first floor of crosswings and blocked mullions to crosswings. An interesting
feature is the C15/C16 red brick semi hexagonal stair turret at the angle of the
hall and right crosswing. it is crenellated with 3 bands of trefoiled
corbelling. The pyramidal capping shows signs of crocketting. There is a 2
light window under a square head at eaves level. The right return of right
crosswing has 3 panelled doors, surrounds with flat canopies, similar doorway to
left crosswing return. Original mullion windows now blocked to main frame. 2
storeys. The good quality heavy timber frame is virtually complete with the
first floor of the hall inserted C15/C16. Halved arched braces to walls. Arched
braces to tie beams, those to crosswings supporting 2 armed crown posts. The
hall octagonal crown post with moulded capital and base. C.A. Hewitt suggests a
date of circa 1460-70 for this. Original doors with 4 centred heads, one with
foliated spandrels. The inserted hall ceiling with moulded ceiling beams, main
beams carved with twisted leaves and foliate stops. Moulded and crenellated
wall plates. Large inglenook fireplaces that to east with a moulded lintel with
foliate spandrels. Known to have been the home of the Beriff family whose
memorial brasses in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea are dated circa 1496 to
circa 1578. A Cl9 shop was erected between the crosswings and was demolished
circa 1919 when the building was restored by Mr. Henry Havelock. E.P. Dicken
History of Brightlingsea, 1913. C.A. Hewitt English Historic Carpentry, 1980.
Listing NGR: TM0887016746
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Source: English Heritage
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