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30, Firs Chase

A Grade II Listed Building in West Mersea, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7787 / 51°46'43"N

Longitude: 0.9035 / 0°54'12"E

OS Eastings: 600392

OS Northings: 212879

OS Grid: TM003128

Mapcode National: GBR SPJ.F7Z

Mapcode Global: VHKGK.MK0B

Plus Code: 9F32QWH3+FC

Entry Name: 30, Firs Chase

Listing Date: 21 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489760

Location: West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5

County: Essex

Civil Parish: West Mersea

Built-Up Area: West Mersea

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: West Mersea St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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House, C17 and later. Timber-framed and rendered with pitched tile roof and brick stacks.
PLAN: One-room-deep, 2-unit house with end stacks and later service wing attached to rear (q.v.)
EXTERIOR: Heavy wood door with long iron hinges to right of centre. C20 porch and windows. C20 extension to left rear not of interest.
INTERIOR: Chamfered spine beam to ground floor with lamb-tongue stops at both sides of central timber-framed partition, and at both ends. Wall framing exposed. Wood stair to right of centre encased in timber-frame and with 2-panel door. Roof of 3 tie-beams with reinforcing collars. Slender rafters and no ridge board. Staggered tenoned purlins, that to right at rear with carved initials "J W C ook A K H". 2-panel door subdivides attic.

A large C17 house with C18 service addition that survives as a separate house to the rear (q.v.), and that retains much of its timber-framing and plan form in the historic fishing community of West Mersea.

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