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Cottage Between Tudor Cottage and Markswood Gallery markswood Gallery tudor Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Bardfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9482 / 51°56'53"N

Longitude: 0.4377 / 0°26'15"E

OS Eastings: 567628

OS Northings: 230551

OS Grid: TL676305

Mapcode National: GBR NFG.X1J

Mapcode Global: VHJJ2.J9QC

Entry Name: Cottage Between Tudor Cottage and Markswood Gallery markswood Gallery tudor Cottage

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Last Amended: 17 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337786

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115290

Location: Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Great Bardfield

Built-Up Area: Great Bardfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Bardfield St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

(north side)

8/151 Tudor Cottage,
Markswood Gallery and
21.12.67 cottage between,
(formerly listed as The
Nest and Newsagent's
Shop )


House and range of cottages, now 2 houses and an art gallery. C16 and earlier,
altered in C17 and C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay
tiles. 2-bay crosswing aligned N-S, facing S, and 2-bay hall range to right,
with axial stack in left bay. Extended to right in C19 to add 2 cottages with
central stack. Now divided into (1) Tudor Cottage, the crosswing and part of
the stack (2) unnamed cottage, comprising the remainder of the hall range and
one of the C19 cottages (3) Markswood Gallery, the cottage at the right end,
with C20 single-storey flat-roofed extension to rear. 2 storeys. Tudor Cottage
has 2 C20 casements on ground floor, one on first floor, and a plain door. The
roof has been raised approx. 0.5 metre, leaving the original wallplates project-
ing through the front elevation. The unnamed cottage has a 2-window range of
C19 horizontally sliding sashes of 24 lights and a plain door with shallow hood
on simple profiled brackets. Markswood Gallery has a C20 glazed door and a C19
splayed bay shop window altered in the C20. The interior of Tudor Cottage has
chamfered axial beams, exposed plain joists of horizontal section, and one
visible curved brace trenched inside heavy studding, all C16 except the roof.
The hall range retains the original wallplates of the medieval hall but no other
original structure is visible. The walls have been raised approx. 1 metre in
the C17, and a floor inserted, comprising a chamfered axial beam with lamb's
tongue stops, and exposed joists of vertical section. RCHM 10.

Listing NGR: TL6762830551

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