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Birdbrook Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Birdbrook, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0428 / 52°2'34"N

Longitude: 0.4877 / 0°29'15"E

OS Eastings: 570707

OS Northings: 241190

OS Grid: TL707411

Mapcode National: GBR PFP.XT5

Mapcode Global: VHJHJ.DXPB

Entry Name: Birdbrook Hall

Listing Date: 21 June 1962

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122348

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114090

Location: Birdbrook, Braintree, Essex, CO9

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Birdbrook

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Birdbrook St Augustine of Canterbury

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 74 SW BIRDBROOK THE STREET,
3/18 WEST SIDE
Birdbrook Hall
21/6/62
GV II

Manor house, late C16, extended in C18 and C19. Timber framed, plastered with
some painted brick, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3-bay main range
aligned NW-SE with axial chimney stack. Crosswing at SE end, extending to the
SW, with 2 external chimney stacks on NW wall. Stair tower in W angle. NE
wall of main range advanced approx. 3 metres in C18, and rebuilt in brick,
painted, enclosing one of the 2 external stacks and converting an irregular T-
plan to an L-plan. NW crosswing of brick, painted, C19, with one external
chimney stack, and single-storey lean-to extension to NW, enclosing the stack,
C19. 2 storeys. SE elevation, central door with 6 fielded panels in Tuscan
porch, C18. 3 tripartite double-hung sash windows of 2-4-2 lights, late C19.
First floor, 2 similar windows and 2 double-hung sash windows of 16 lights,
early C19, with some crown glass. Wooden parapet. SE elevation has one early
C18 window of 2 fixed lights and one wrought iron casement in hardwood frame,
with rectangular leaded glass. Some framing exposed internally. Jowled posts.
In SE crosswing 3 transverse moulded beams, one double ogee with converging
stops, the others ovolo with lamb's tongue stops. Cellar with late C16 floor
over. Roof of clasped purlin construction with re-used rafters and steeply
cambered tiebeam from a medieval roof, probably from a hall house on the same
site. The NE pitch of the original roof is present within the lower pitch of
roof built over the C18 extension.


Listing NGR: TL7070741190

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