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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1338389
English Heritage Legacy ID: 114219
Location: Steeple Bumpstead, Braintree, Essex, CB9
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
TL 64 SE STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD WATER LANE
No. 17 (The
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
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