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Briar Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Wethersfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9546 / 51°57'16"N

Longitude: 0.4919 / 0°29'30"E

OS Eastings: 571332

OS Northings: 231384

OS Grid: TL713313

Mapcode National: GBR PGV.K5P

Mapcode Global: VHJJ3.G4XG

Entry Name: Briar Cottage

Listing Date: 19 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168699

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115689

Location: Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Wethersfield

Built-Up Area: 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

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5/177 Briar Cottage


Wrongly shown on OS map as Park View. House. C17, altered in C20. Timber
framed, roughcast rendered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays facing
SE, with axial stack at right end, originally external, enclosed by one-bay
extension to right, late C17/early C18. C20 external stack at left end. C20
single-storey extension to rear with felted lean-to roof, and further extension
at rear right corner with roof of red interlocking tiles. One storey with
attics. One C20 splayed bay, 2 C19 casements, and 2 C19/early C20 casements in
gabled dormers. C20 door at front of gabled porch. The original building
comprises a heated room of 2 bays and an unheated parlour of one bay, with
jowled posts and straight rising braces at the corners, trenched inside the
studs. The heated room has a chamfered transverse beam with lamb's tongue stops
and plain joists of horizontal section. The parlour has chamfered longitudinal
joists of horizontal section with lamb's tongue stops. All joists are supported
on pegged clamps but appear to be original. Large wood-burning hearth of 0.23
metre brickwork with ogee-headed salt recess in left flank, mantel beam
replaced. Some original wattle and daub in rear wall. The right extension has a
chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops and plain joists of vertical
section. Clasped purlin roof. Some fire damage at right rear corner of original
building. An unusual examlple of a small house of the first half of the C17,
with high quality finish, extended soon afterwards. RCHM 5.

Listing NGR: TL7133231384

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