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The Bury, Clavering

Description: The Bury

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 121594

OS Grid Reference: TL4714431935
OS Grid Coordinates: 547144, 231935
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9664, 0.1404

Location: Middle Street, Clavering, Essex CB11 4QL

Locality: Clavering
Local Authority: Uttlesford District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CB11 4QL

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There is also a scheduled monument, Clavering Castle: a Ringwork with Associated Earthworks North of the Church of St Mary and St Clement, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(west side)
The Bury
TL 4731 41/131 26.11.51


Originally a Royal Manor House of early C13 date which appears to have left
the crown as a gift circa 1260 (Hewitt). It is built to the east of the moated
site of a pre-conquest Norman castle. A timber-framed and plastered house
with an aisled hall, a cross entrance passage and buttery at the west end.
The floor and chimney stack were inserted in the C16-C17 and the south front
was built out in the C17 with 3 large gables. A smaller gabled wing projects
on the centre gable, jettied out over the entrance doorway which has an old
boarded door. Casement windows. Roof tiled, swept down at the rear to ground
storey window level. Much of the original frame remains exposed on the interior
and one framed truss with long passing braces and open lapped joints survives
almost intact. The others have been mostly cut away. (RCHM 12).

Listing NGR: TL4714431935

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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