Description: Braiseworth Old Hall
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281586
OS Grid Reference: TM1312170576
OS Grid Coordinates: 613121, 270576
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2920, 1.1237
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TM 17 SW
1/1 Braiseworth Old Hall
Former farmhouse. Late C16 with early-mid C17 remodelling. Main range with
projecting cross-wing to left; further work to right of main range is missing.
Ground floor of red brick with diaperwork in dark headers. Upper floor timber
framed and rendered. Slated roof. 2 storeys and attic. Upper floor jettied
at front, with a moulded baseplate. Cross-wing has moulded tie beam and
brackets to ends of wallplates. On ground floor, 2 original 4-light windows
with hollow-moulded mullions; a further similar window to rear. Upper windows
are C19 4-paned casements. Heavy ovolo-moulded doorframe of early-mid C17;
contemporary overlight with a single ovolo mullion. C19 4-panel door. This
doorway is in the position of a blocked late C16 window. Blocked doorway in
projecting side wall of cross-wing, adjacent to main range. Stack at right
gable end has square shaft with moulded brick base. Interior. Both upper
rooms have good early-mid C17 ribbed plaster ceilings with all-over geometric
designs, mainly comprising lozenges and squares. Upper fireplace has stuccoed
4-centred arch. Some heavy close studding, especially in cross-wing; the
studding in both ranges is trimmed for large upper windows. Former doorway by
stack on upper floor has ovolo moulding. Ground floor ceilings show chamfered
floorbeams (including dragon beam), the joists concealed. Open fireplace with
original lintol. Side purlin roof; a lower row of butt purlins with 2-way
cranked wind bracing.
Listing NGR: TM1312170576
Source: English Heritage
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