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The Mill House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ridgewell, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0384 / 52°2'18"N

Longitude: 0.5252 / 0°31'30"E

OS Eastings: 573296

OS Northings: 240785

OS Grid: TL732407

Mapcode National: GBR PFY.1ML

Mapcode Global: VHJHR.2106

Entry Name: The Mill House

Listing Date: 16 May 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317177

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114149

Location: Ridgewell, Braintree, Essex, CO9

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Ridgewell

Built-Up Area: Ridgewell

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Ridgewell St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 7240-7340 RIDGEWELL STAMBOURNE ROAD
6/4 The Mill House

II*
Hall house, late C15, altered in C16, C17, C19 and C20. Timber framed,
plastered, roof thatched. 4 bays aligned approx. E-W, comprising 2-bay hall,
service bay to W, parlour/solar bay to E. Aspect S. Inserted timber-framed
chimney in W of hall, C16, and brick stack inside, C19/20. External chimney
stack at E end, C19. Single-storey N extension from E bay, weatherboarded and
roofed with red clay pantiles, C19. Single storey with attics. C20 door, one
C19 fixed window, 2 C20 casement windows, one more in swept dormer. Roof half-
hipped at W end. Interior has jowled posts, curved bracing trenched outside
heavy studs. Rebated rear doorway present but blocked, present front door in
position of original front door. Inserted floors throughout, supported on
pegged clamps, with axial beams in 2 E bays, plain-chamfered with lamb's tongue
stops, joists of horizontal section in hall, plastered to the soffits elsewhere.
Collar-rafter roof, heavily smoke-blackened over hall, originally hipped and not
smoke-blackened at E end, later extended to form a gable. The laths over the
hall are smoke-blackened also, but not as heavily as the rafters, indicating
that they were replaced while the open hearth was still in use. The timber-
framed chimney necessitated the removal of one collar and the insertion of an
extra tiebeam. It is complete with jointed and pegged mantel beam and inclined
studs on 4 sides, rising to a platform just below roof level, above which the
flue is continued through the thatch with brickwork. Graded II* for the
remarkably intact C16 timber-framed chimney, a rare survival.


Listing NGR: TL7329640785

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