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Whispers, Great Oakley

Description: Whispers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 120274

OS Grid Reference: TM1940527558
OS Grid Coordinates: 619405, 227558
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9033, 1.1880

Location: Queen Street, Great Oakley, Essex CO12 5AH

Locality: Great Oakley
Local Authority: Tendring District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO12 5AH

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Listing Text

TM 1827-1927 (south-east side)

7/32 Whispers


House. Circa 1700, altered in C19. Timber framed, plastered, with facade of
painted brick in Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays
facing north-west, with stack in middle bay behind axis, forming a
lobby-entrance. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 2 early C19 sashes of 12+12 lights.
First floor, 2 late C19 sashes of 3+6 lights. 6-panel door in fluted doorcase
with flat canopy on scrolled brackets, early C19. The brick facade, c.1840,
stands forward of the doorcase. In left bay, large wood-burning hearth, and
chamfered axial beam without stops, plain joists of vertical section. In right
bay, smaller wood-burning hearth, chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops,
and similar joists. Primary straight bracing. Original winder stair in front
of stack, with at the top a moulded handrail of vertical section and splat
balusters. On the first floor, small wrought iron coal-burning grate, altered.

Listing NGR: TM1940527558

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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