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Recorder's House, Thaxted

Description: Recorder's House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 122430

OS Grid Reference: TL6118130911
OS Grid Coordinates: 561181, 230911
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9533, 0.3441

Location: Town Street, Thaxted, Essex CM6 2LD

Locality: Thaxted
Local Authority: Uttlesford District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM6 2LD

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Listing Text

(South Side)
No. 17
(Recorder's House)
TL 63SW: 5/139


Mid C15 three storey town house, jettied at first and second storey. Timber framed
and plastered, with red plain tile roof. 2 window range of C18 double hung vertical
sliding sashes with glazing bars. Ground floor has C19 shop window bays, and also
bay windows at first floor, resting on original oriel cills, carved with a Griffon
and the arms of Edward IV, supported by a lion and a bull. Jetties are supported on
carved brackets, on shafts with moulded capitals. To the rear is an original
outbuilding timber framed and plastered, with red plain tile roof. 2 storeys. This
joined to main house, with C16 or C17 infill. Mid C15 red brick chimney stack.
Internally most of the original frame is exposed, with original windows, stop
chamfered beam and jowled storey posts. Some C17 and modern panelling. (Named
after the Recorder under the 1556 Charter). (RCHM 15).

Listing NGR: TL6118130911

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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