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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031866
English Heritage Legacy ID: 489760
Location: West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5
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
986/0/10044 FIRS CHASE
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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