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A Grade II* Listed Building in Ridgewell, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0407 / 52°2'26"N

Longitude: 0.5302 / 0°31'48"E

OS Eastings: 573630

OS Northings: 241056

OS Grid: TL736410

Mapcode National: GBR PFY.2VG

Mapcode Global: VHJHK.4YNZ

Entry Name: Appletrees

Listing Date: 24 September 1976

Last Amended: 16 May 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338373

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114123

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

3/38 Appletrees (formerly listed
24/9/76 under Chapel Green)

Hall house, late C14, altered in C16 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned approximately NW-SE with late
C16 inserted chimney stack in SE bay, and storeyed bays at each end. C18
external chimney stack at NW end. Extension to SW forming a T-plan, 1978.
Single storey with attics. NE elevation, C20 door, 4 C20 casement windows, 3
more in swept dormers. Roof half-hipped at both ends. The interior has jowled
posts, heavy studding, steeply cranked central tiebeam with deep arched braces,
cross-quadrate crownpost with 4-way rising braces of which 3 are still present,
original roof timbers, heavily smoke-blackened above the hall. Both end walls
are of interrupted tiebeam construction with evidence of unglazed windows at
both levels. Some original diamond mullions are in situ. Both wallplates have
edge-halved and bridled scarfs. The floor inserted in the hall in the late
C16 has a plain-chamfered axial beam and plain-chamfered joists of horizontal
section. The building is of special interest in that there is a clear
structural break between the storeyed NW bay and the remainder, although they
are of similar construction and date, indicating a phased building programme
from the outset. Appletrees is also unusual in never having had a cross-entry -
the evidence of doorways on opposite sides indicates that they were not in
line. M.C. Wadhams: Restoration case-study, Appletrees, a small C14 house in
North Essex, Period Home, April/May 1981, pp. 5-9.

Listing NGR: TL7363041056

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