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Valley Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Bardfield, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.952 / 51°57'7"N

Longitude: 0.4363 / 0°26'10"E

OS Eastings: 567522

OS Northings: 230972

OS Grid: TL675309

Mapcode National: GBR NFG.P39

Mapcode Global: VHJJ2.J60F

Entry Name: Valley Cottage

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Last Amended: 17 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123503

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115272

Location: Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Great Bardfield

Built-Up Area: Great Bardfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Bardfield St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 6730 GREAT BARDFIELD BRIDGE END
(west side)

8/133 Valley Cottage and
Fullbridge Cottage
21.12.67

GV II

House, now divided into 2 houses. C15, extended in C18 and C20. Timber
framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall facing E
with C19 central stack, 2-bay service crosswing to right, and C18 2-bay 2-storey
extension beyond, with internal stack. Crosswing to left, on site of original
parlour/solar, 1977. Hall of one storey with attics, remainder of 2 storeys.
5-window range of C20 casements, of which 2 are in gabled dormers and one in a
swept dormer. 2 C20 doors. Both the original crosswing and the 1977 crosswing
are jettied to the front. One plain bracket below the former. Valley Cottage
comprises the hall and the 1977 left extension, Fullbridge Cottage comprises the
right (service) crosswing and the C18 right extension. The interior of Valley
Cottage has jowled posts, display bracing at the high end of the hall, a rebated
parlour doorway with 4-centred head and original hinges, an incomplete 4-centred
doorhead of the rear entrance, one arched brace to the central cambered tiebeam,
a cross-quadrate crownpost of eccentric section, and a complete crownpost roof,
heavily smoke-blackened above present ceiling level. Late C16 inserted floor,
with chamfered axial beam and exposed plain joists of horizontal section.
Chamfered wallplates with step stops, and rebate for shutters of hall window.
RCHM 37.


Listing NGR: TL6752230972

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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