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Latitude: 52.0515 / 52°3'5"N
Longitude: 0.5542 / 0°33'15"E
OS Eastings: 575232
OS Northings: 242316
OS Grid: TL752423
Mapcode National: GBR PFS.8YC
Mapcode Global: VHJHK.KPBN
Entry Name: Hall Cottage
Listing Date: 29 August 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1338008
English Heritage Legacy ID: 114410
Location: Ashen, Braintree, Essex, CO10
Civil Parish: Ashen
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Ashen
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
TL 74 SE ASHEN PANNELLS'S ASH
2/6 Hall Cottage
House, c.1500, with C20 extension. Timber framed, plastered with weatherboarded
dado, roof thatched. 3 bays aligned N-S, aspect W, with internal chimney stack
at N end of middle bay. C20 flat-roofed single-storey extension to rear.
Single storey with attics. C20 door and porch, 3 C20 casement windows. Roof
half-hipped at both ends. The interior comprises a hall of one long bay and
a service bay at the N end, both originally open to the roof, with floors
inserted in the late C16, and an originally storeyed parlour/solar bay to the
S. It has jowled posts, heavy studding, curved display bracing at the S end
of the hall, and an original doorway into the parlour with shallow V-head.
The inserted floor in the hall has a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue
stops, and chamfered joists of horizontal section with step stops supported
on pegged clamps. The other floors are of plain joists of horizontal section,
arranged longitudinally in the N bay, supported on pegged clamps. The chimney
stack is mainly or wholly rebuilt. The wallplate scarfs are of an unusual type,
apparently fished. The S internal tiebeam has been removed, and the N internal
tiebeam has been severed for a doorway. The roof is of collar-rafter
construction, with all rafters present. There is little or no evidence of
smoke-blackening, probably because the timbers have been cleaned, but it is
possible that there was some form of chimney from the outset, more likely to
be timber framed than of brick.
Listing NGR: TL7523242316
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