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Cherry Tree Cottage, Little Oakley

Description: Cherry Tree Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 120289

OS Grid Reference: TM2175429085
OS Grid Coordinates: 621754, 229085
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9161, 1.2231

Location: 1 Harwich Road, Little Oakley, Essex CO12 5JG

Locality: Little Oakley
Local Authority: Tendring District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO12 5JG

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Listing Text

lM 22 NW (north-west side)

4/55 Cherry Tree Cottage


House. C16 or earlier, altered in C20. Timber framed, roughcast rendered,
roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-3 bays facing SE, with axial stack at
right end. C20 flat-roofed extension to right, extending to rear. One storey
with attics. 2 C20 casements, and one C19/20 casement in gabled dormer. C20
door at front of gabled porch. Jowled posts, heavy studding. The left bay has
an original floor of longitudinal joists of horizontal section, with a trimmed
stair trap in the N corner. Large peg-holes in the studded partition indicate
the former presence of a fixed bench on the hall side of it. The hall has a
late C16 inserted floor comprising a chamfered transverse beam with step stops,
a chamfered axial beam, and plain joists of horizontal section jointed to it
with soffit tenons with diminished haunches, supported at their outer ends on
pegged clamps. Large wood-burning hearth, altered c.1983. The tiebeam of the
partition is severed for a framed doorway, indicating that originally the hall
was open from ground to roof. The present brick stack probably replaces an
earlier timber-framed chimney, and perhaps a still earlier open hearth. Roof
structure not accessible. Renovated c.1983 without major alteration to

Listing NGR: TM2175429085

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Source: English Heritage

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