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College House

A Grade II Listed Building in Braintree, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.877 / 51°52'37"N

Longitude: 0.548 / 0°32'52"E

OS Eastings: 575491

OS Northings: 222898

OS Grid: TL754228

Mapcode National: GBR PHX.7DK

Mapcode Global: VHJJJ.G22W

Entry Name: College House

Listing Date: 29 November 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122503

English Heritage Legacy ID: 113752

Location: Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Town: Braintree

Electoral Ward/Division: Braintree West

Built-Up Area: Braintree

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Braintree St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

In the following item:-

HIGH STREET
1.
385
(North West Side)
BRAINTREE
No 117
(College House)
TL 7522 1/221
II GV.
2.
An early C19 brick house now faced in pebbledash. 2 storeys, 4 window range,
double-hung sashes with margin glazing bars, in stucco arcitraves, with cornices.
The ground storey windows have cornices on console brackets. A 6-panel door
has a wood doorcase with panelled reveals, architrave, engaged columns and a
cornice. The ground storey has a small C20 shop front as the north end.

Nos 101 to 107 (odd) and Nos 113 to 117 (odd) form a group.

The description should be ammended to read:-
Late C16 house having earlier origins and timber framed. The front elevation dates
from the Regency, and is rough cast, with a re-topped (C1700) red brick chimney
stack of the mid C15.

There are sooted rafters re-used in the roof, from a pre 1450 build, part of which
may remain at the ground floor level. The mid C15 chimney originally served 3 floors
with 6 flues and there are a number of original fireplaces. The door is set in
front of the chimney and has ½ round columns, an architrave all of softwood. A
pair of Regency, small-paned margin barred sashes to L and R, and a C19 shop
window to the N (R). First storey has a range of 4 Regency sashes in stucco
architraves with margin glazing bars. Roof ridged, gabled and peg-tiled with eaves.

The plan is complex with 4 wings from the rear to the W, all C16, mid C17 and C19
extensions, and stairs tower surviving behind the chimney stack. The timber frame
is heavy of 4 bays and has haunched-tenons and halved scarfs with faced, bridled
abutments. The chimney bay was at some date raised, when strange re-framing of
the storey posts and principal rafters was effected. A good C1830 stairs with
mahogony rail and brecketted treads occupies the stair tower. There is an extensive
early C16 brick cellar.
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HIGH STREET
1.
885
(North West Side)
BRAINTREE
No 117
(College House)
TL 7522 1/221
II GV
2.
An early C19 brick house now faced in pebbledash. 2 storeys, 4 window range,
double-hung sashes with margin glazing bars, in stucco architraves, with cornices.
The ground storey windows have cornices on console brackets. A 6-panel door
has a wood doorcase with panelled reveals, architrave, engaged columns and
a cornic. The ground storey has a small C2O shop front at the north end.
Roof tiled.

Nos 101 to 107 (odd) and Nos 113 to 117 (odd) form a group.


Listing NGR: TL7549122898

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