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A Grade II Listed Building in Cressing, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8538 / 51°51'13"N

Longitude: 0.6034 / 0°36'12"E

OS Eastings: 579390

OS Northings: 220444

OS Grid: TL793204

Mapcode National: GBR QKH.PCV

Mapcode Global: VHJJK.DNTS

Entry Name: Horseshoes

Listing Date: 29 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168666

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116374

Location: Cressing, Braintree, Essex, CM77

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Cressing

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text

TL 72 SE (east side)

1/49 Horseshoes


Wrongly shown on OS map as PH. House. C15, altered in late C16, C17 and C19.
Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 2-bay main
range facing SW with late C16 stack at right end against front wall. C15 2-bay
crosswing to left,'originally jettied to front, now underbuilt, with C19
external stack in left wall and C19 lean-to extension beyond. Late C17
extension to right of main range, with end stack. Lean-to extension to rear. 2
storeys. 3-window range of C20 casements. 6-panel door, top panels glazed, in
C20 porch with hipped roof. The crosswing has unglazed windows in the left wall
at both levels, the 3 diamond mullions of the lower window removed, the upper
window complete with one diamond mullion, blocked. Mortices in the binding beam
for a former studded partition, plain joists of horizontal section. Cambered
central tiebeam with 2 wide arched braces, crownpost roof complete with 4 axial
braces, unusually straight. The main range has been much altered in the late
C16, but the lower part is of earlier origin. Wide wood-burning hearth, with an
elaborately moulded floor beam re-used as the mantel beam, much re-bricked
below. Inserted floor comprising a chamfered axial beam and plain josits of
vertical section. C18 corner cupboard with arched head against rear wall. 2
smoke-blackened rafter couples, and cambered tiebeam sawn lengthwise to form 2
tiebeams of narrow section; remainder of roof unsooted, of clasped purlin
construction with curved wind-braces. Elm weatherboarding is exposed on the
rear wall within the lean-to extension. Small area of originally external
plaster with serpentine inscribed pattern in right gable of main range, enclosed
by right extension. Formerly The Horseshoes public house. (M.C. Wadhams, Essex
Archaeology and History 2, 1979, 79-80).

Listing NGR: TL7939020444

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