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Description: Millington House
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 120306
OS Grid Reference: TM1702123035
OS Grid Coordinates: 617021, 223035
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8637, 1.1506
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THORPE-LE-SOKEN COLCHESTER ROAD
TM 12 SE (north side)
5/77 Millington House,
House. Early C17, altered in C20. Timber framed, weatherboarded, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. Main range of 4 bays facing E, with axial stack in
left bay, and 4-bay crosswing to left, with external stack to rear. External
stack at right end of main range, now enclosed by C20 extension beyond,
projecting to rear. 2 storeys. 6-window range of C20 casements, and one
original window on first floor with 2 ovolo mullions and modern glazing. C20
door, and garage doors in right extension. The crosswing is jettied to the
front, with exposed joists of vertical section and 2 C20 brackets. Jowled
posts, straight and curved primary bracing. In the main range the 2 bays at the
right end were originally divided axially into 2 service rooms (partition now
removed), the axial beam chamfered at the front only, without stops, with plain
joists of vertical section. The next bay has 2 chamfered longitudinal beams
with plain stops, and plain joists of vertical section. Large wood-burning
hearth facing to right, of 330 mm brickwork, in short chimney bay. The
crosswing is divided originally into 2 ground-floor rooms, with original wattle
and daub infill inscribed with a diamond pattern. The binding beams are
chamfered without stops, with plain joists of vertical section. On the first
floor there was originally a similar partition, now removed. The tiebeams are
chamfered with broach stops, and the plain joists of vertical section frame an
original ceiling. Shutter groove in front tiebeam. Hearth on first floor with
depressed arch and chamfered jambs, originally plastered, now stripped.
Composite roof over main range, mainly of clasped purlin construction, with
butt-purlin section in front pitch. RCHM 4. An old photograph showing it as 3
tenements appears in E.A. Wood, A History of Thorpe-le-Soken to the year 1890,
Listing NGR: TM1702123035
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Source: English Heritage
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