Description: Bridge Cottage
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 278715
OS Grid Reference: TM0758233336
OS Grid Coordinates: 607582, 233336
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9597, 1.0199
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TM 03 SE EAST BERGHOLT FLATFORD
3/7 Bridge Cottage
Cottage, now National Trust information centre and shop. Probably late C16 with
later alterations. Timber-framed, rendered. Red brick stack. Thatched roof.
One storey and attic. 3½-bay frame with lower addition to right. To left a board
door and bow window. Central fire window. Further board door and casement to
right. Gabled half dormer to right with casement window forms a post C18 addition.
Central stack. Lower extension to right under hipped roof. Rear: board door and
2-light window with horizontal glazing bars and further board door to right with
2-light casement adjoining. 2 gabled half dormers with casement windows. Interior:
chamfered spine beam and cross beams with run-out stops. Jowled posts, wall plates
with some arch braces and wall studding exposed. Collar rafter roof, clasped
purlins to part. II* grading reflects the importance of the cottage as part of
the Flatford Mill group and its significance in the work of John Constable.
Undergoing restoration at time of resurvey.
Listing NGR: TM0758233336
Source: English Heritage
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