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Ancells in the Hole

A Grade II Listed Building in Shalford, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9242 / 51°55'27"N

Longitude: 0.5185 / 0°31'6"E

OS Eastings: 573277

OS Northings: 228074

OS Grid: TL732280

Mapcode National: GBR PH8.CX4

Mapcode Global: VHJJ3.XWZS

Entry Name: Ancells in the Hole

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Last Amended: 19 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308418

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115566

Location: Shalford, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Shalford

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Shalford St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

(east side)

3/47 Ancells in the Hole
(formerly listed as Ancel
21.12.67 Hole)

- II

Wrongly shown on OS map as Tan Office Farm. House. C16, altered in C18/C19 and
C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles and slate.
2-bay main range facing NE, mid-C16. 3-bay crosswing at left end, extending to
rear, and internal stack at the junction, c.1570. Small extension to rear of
right bay of main range, C18, and C19 extension with slate roof between this and
crosswing. Single-storey lean-to extension with slate roof at W corner. 2
storeys, cellar and attic. 3-window range of C20 casements, with small feature
gables above 2 upper windows. 6-panel door with top panels glazed and bottom
panels boarded, early C19. The main stack has a quatrefoiled recess in moulded
brick at the base, and rebuilt grouped diagonal shafts. In the left return
wall, on the upper storey there are 2 unglazed windows converted for glazing in
the period 1570-90, features of exceptional historical interest. Jowled posts,
heavy studding. Curved tension bracing trenched inside studs, exposed in
crosswing. Unglazed windows with shutter grooves and mortices for diamond
mullions in both builds, in the crosswing adapted for the early glazed windows
described above. Chamfered axial beams, with step stops in the main range,
lamb's tongue stops and notch stops in the crosswing. 2 large wood-burning
hearths on the ground floor, and early C17 hearth with depressed brick arch on
the first floor of the main range. Crownpost roof with axial braces in main
range, clasped purlin roof with arched wind-bracing in crosswing. Wall painting
on plaster and studs of left ground floor room of main range depicting woman in
Elizabethan costume, probably Queen Elizabeth I. Reported wall painting in room
above, panelled over in C20. RCHM 35.

Listing NGR: TL7327728074

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