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Ships Timbers, Braughing

Description: Ships Timbers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 January 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 161212

OS Grid Reference: TL3938025337
OS Grid Coordinates: 539380, 225337
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9091, 0.0248

Location: B1368, Braughing, Hertfordshire SG11 2PG

Locality: Braughing
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG11 2PG

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Listing Text

Braughing village
(east side)

9/9 No 30
(Ships Timbers)


House. C16 or earlier open hall house with N crosswing. Hall
range built with 2 storeys and central chimney early C17. Timber
frame roughcast. Plastered brickwork in N wall. Steep old red
tile roof. 3-unit plan with cross-passage next N service wing
and very large central chimeny between parlour at S and the hall
in the middle. Service rooms axially divided and one hollow-
chamfered, 4-centred arched headed, doorway survives in the
passage. The upper floor wall has heavy tension braces, and a
heavy knee-brace to the central tie-beam. The C17 rebuilt hall
range has long straight tension braces, jowled posts with long
straight braces to tie beams, heavy chamfered floor beams running
across the building and having elaborate ogee and stepped-bar
stops. There is a brick 4-centred arched chamfered fireplace to
the chamber over the parlour. W front to road of 2-storeys with 3
irregularly spaced windows. 2-light flush casement windows.
Small similar windows between on upper floor. Door in lean-to
porch 1/3 from N. Central chimney 1/3 from S end. Rear stair
turret behind chimney.

Listing NGR: TL3938025337

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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