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Grimwoods (Former Post Office)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cressing, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8561 / 51°51'22"N

Longitude: 0.602 / 0°36'7"E

OS Eastings: 579286

OS Northings: 220706

OS Grid: TL792207

Mapcode National: GBR QKH.P01

Mapcode Global: VHJJK.DL3Y

Entry Name: Grimwoods (Former Post Office)

Listing Date: 29 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306817

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116391

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

CRESSING THE STREET
TL 72 SE (west side)

1/67 Grinwoods (former Post
Office)

GV II

Wrongly shown on OS map as P.O. House. Early C18, altered in C19. Timber
framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 3 bays facing S (gable
end to street) with axial stack to right of centre, forming a lobby-entrance,
and original full-length lean-to to rear, forming a catslide roof. One storey
with attics. 3-window range of mid-C19 sashes of 6 lights. Near-central CL9
door. The right return (facing the street) has a CL9 splayed shop window, a
flush 4-panel door with moulded surround and simple flat canopy, and one C19
casement in the lean-to. The rear elevation has one C19 horizontal sash of 9 +
9 lights, 2 CL9 casements and a plain boarded door. Deeply chamfered axial beam
in right bay. Wide wood-burning hearth facing to right, disused; wide
wood-burning hearth facing to left, reduced for C20 grate. Primary straight
bracing, including re-used timber. Original stair in rear lean-to. C19 corner
cupboard in rear right corner of left ground-floor room, door removed. All
original internal battened doors present. This house was formerly
weatherboarded; it is prototypical of the New England 'saltbox houses'.


Listing NGR: TL7928620706

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