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Frogs Hall, Takeley

Description: Frogs Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 122133

OS Grid Reference: TL5822522160
OS Grid Coordinates: 558225, 222160
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8756, 0.2971

Location: A120, Takeley, Essex CM22 6PE

Locality: Takeley
Local Authority: Uttlesford District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM22 6PE

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Listing Text

TL 52 SE
Frogs Hall

House. Circa early C17, extended in C18 and early C19 and remodelled
in circa mid C19. Rendered and partly slate hung timber frame and white-
washed brick. Slate roof with gabled ends and crested ridge tiles; wings
at rear, with hipped slate roof and gable-ended plain tile roof. Brick
gable-end and lateral stacks.

Plan: circa early C17 front (east) range extended by addition of C18
wing at rear of right end (north west), and in early C19 by wing at rear
of left end (south west). In circa mid C19 the house was remodelled.

Two storeys. Almost symmetrical three-bay east front. Central glazed
door with tented canopy, canted bay of sashes with glazing bars to left and
right, above which the first floor it jettied out and gabled with ornate
bargeboards. C19 three-light moulded mullion transom. windows on first
floor (centre two-lights) all with hoodmoulds. Left hand (south) return,
hipped wing on left with large French casement and C19 12-pane sash above,
and lean-to verandah on right with brick piers and French casement. Right
hand (north) return, C18 wing, three-window range, with circa C18 three-
light wooden mullion windows with leaded casements and flush-panel door;
lower C19 stable range to right (north west). Various sash windows and
outshuts at rear.

Interior: largely result of circa mid C19 remodelling with joinery
mostly of that period. Many C18 fielded six-panel doors. Late C19
staircase. Chimneypieces replaced. Rear north west kitchen wing has one
chamfered cross-beam with runout stops.

Five bays of the circa early C17 roof over the front (east) range
survive; trusses have lapped dovetail jointed collars, clasped side
purlins, curved wind braces; heavy stud partition (closed truss) between
bays three and four; some common rafters survive. Roof over C18 rear wing
of softwood, collars mortice and tenoned to principal rafters and clasping
side purlins, the common rafters largely intact and no ridgepiece.

Listing NGR: TL5822522160

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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