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The Thatched Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0417 / 52°2'30"N

Longitude: 0.4436 / 0°26'37"E

OS Eastings: 567689

OS Northings: 240964

OS Grid: TL676409

Mapcode National: GBR ND9.YTK

Mapcode Global: VHJHH.MYW6

Entry Name: The Thatched Cottage

Listing Date: 16 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338389

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114219

Location: Steeple Bumpstead, Braintree, Essex, CB9

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Steeple Bumpstead

Built-Up Area: Steeple Bumpstead

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Steeple Bumpstead St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

No. 17 (The
Thatched Cottage)

Cottage, c.1600, extended in C17, C19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roof
thatched. 2 bays aligned approx. E-W with axial chimney stack at E end. C17
one-bay extension at E end. C19 extension to N of E end, with catslide roof.
C20 lean-to extension along remainder of N side, with roof of modern tiles.
S elevation, 3 C20 casement windows and one more in swept dormer. Roof hipped
at E end. The interior has jowled posts, straight bracing inside heavy
studding, face-halved and bladed scarf in S wallplate, wattle and daub infill,
of which one panel in the N wall is exposed behind glass. A continuous axial
beam spans both original bays, plain-chamfered with lamb's tongue stops. The
joists are of horizontal section, unchamfered. The ground floor partition
between the bays has been removed. E tiebeam removed or severed for inserted
doorway. Original rafters, exposed in W bay. Large wood-burning hearth reduced
for C20 grate. The original access was from Churchfields, to the S, and this
building is attributed to Churchfields in the 1952 schedule, but the present
access is from Water Lane, to the N.

Listing NGR: TL6768940964

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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