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Cherry Cottage Chestnut Cottage, High Easter

Description: Cherry Cottage Chestnut Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 121374

OS Grid Reference: TL6226914807
OS Grid Coordinates: 562269, 214807
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8084, 0.3524

Location: The Street, High Easter, Essex CM1 4QS

Locality: High Easter
Local Authority: Uttlesford District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM1 4QS

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Listing Text

(south side)

3/56 Cherry Cottage/
Chestnut Cottage


Pair of houses, former poorhouse. C.1600 and C18. Of 2 storeys. Timber framed
with a clay peg tile gabled roof. Cherry Cottage is plastered and Chestnut
Cottage is clad in black and painted boarding. Cherry Cottage has a single
storey lean-to front extension with a peg tile roof, a gable end stack and a
ridgeline stack. The windows are C20 diamond leaded light casements. Chestnut
Cottage has C20 small pane casements and C19 casements with central horizontal
glazing bars. There is one small ridgeline stack surmounting an inglenook
fireplace with moulded mantel beam. The brickwork above this mantel beam has
been rebuilt. The major part of the block was a house or building of c.1600
with a former service crosswing at the west end. This originally had a rear
jetty and has been severely truncated at its front. The 'hall' range has a
curious plan form with suggestions of a central spine wall through 2 storeys.
The eastern bay has deep section stop chamfered floor joists and the entire
structure is substantially built. Block altered to form poorhouse in the late

Listing NGR: TL6226914807

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Source: English Heritage

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