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The Thatched Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Wethersfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9402 / 51°56'24"N

Longitude: 0.5033 / 0°30'11"E

OS Eastings: 572166

OS Northings: 229820

OS Grid: TL721298

Mapcode National: GBR PH2.81S

Mapcode Global: VHJJ3.NHXG

Entry Name: The Thatched Cottage

Listing Date: 19 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168190

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115614

Location: Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Wethersfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Wethersfield St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

(south-west side)

1/100 The Thatched Cottage


House. Early C16 or earlier, altered c.1600 and in C19. Timber framed,
plastered, roof thatched. 2-bay hall facing NE, with C17/C18 stack at left end,
and storeyed parlour/solar bay to right. C19 stack to right, and C19 one-bay
extension beyond. Single-storey lean-to extension to rear, roofed with
corrugated iron. One storey with attics. Ground floor, 2 C19 horizontally
sliding sashes of 12 lights, and one C19 small casement. First floor, 2 similar
sashes in gabled dormers. 2 plain boarded doors. Beam of inserted floor
projects through front wall, morticed and tusk-tenoned. Jowled posts with step
stops, heavy studding, diamond mortices of former unglazed windows in front and
rear walls of hall. The inserted floor in the hall comprises a chamfered
transverse beam with elaborated step stops, tusk-tenoned at both ends, and plain
longitudinal joists of horizontal section supported on pegged clamps, c.1600.
The roof of tne hall is of collar-rafter construction, all timbers heavily
smoke-blackened. The central tiebeam of the hall has been removed. The tiebeam
between hall and solar has been severed for an inserted doorway. The roof of
the solar has been rebuilt. This house has passed through the stage of being
adapted to form 2 cottages in the early C19, and re-combined.

Listing NGR: TL7216629820

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