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Gay House, Great Oakley

Description: Gay House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 120276

OS Grid Reference: TM1957127300
OS Grid Coordinates: 619571, 227300
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9010, 1.1903

Location: Pesthouse Lane, Great Oakley, Essex CO12 5AN

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

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Listing Text

TM 1827-1927 (north-west side)

20.1.86 Gay House


House. C17, extended in C20. Timber framed, roughcast rendered, roofed with
red clay pantiles. 4 bays facing SE with axial stack in second bay from left
end. C18/19 extension to right. C20 single-storey lean-to extension to rear.
Large C20 2-storey crosswing to left. One storey with attics. Ground floor, 6
C20 casements. First floor, one more, and 3 in slated lean-to dormers. C20
half-glazed door at front of gabled porch. Jowled posts. Primary straight
bracing. Chamfered axial and transverse beams with lamb's tongue stops, plain
joists of vertical section. 2 large wood-burning hearths. Roof ceiled. In the
C20 left extension is a re-used C16 floor structure, with a chamfered axial beam
and joists of horizontal section jointed to it with soffit tenons with
diminished haunches, reported to have come from an agricultural building c.1965,
and other re-used timber. Shown under the same name in the tithe award of 1841,
without farm buildings, as part of Maltings Farm, 58 acres. Essex Record
Office, D/CT 158)

Listing NGR: TM1957127300

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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