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Berkley Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Toppesfield, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0148 / 52°0'53"N

Longitude: 0.5257 / 0°31'32"E

OS Eastings: 573420

OS Northings: 238159

OS Grid: TL734381

Mapcode National: GBR PG4.MQB

Mapcode Global: VHJHR.2M8C

Plus Code: 9F422G7G+W7

Entry Name: Berkley Cottages

Listing Date: 17 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033373

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471858

Location: Toppesfield, Braintree, Essex, CO9

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Toppesfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Toppesfield St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

Nos. 1 and 2 Berkley Cottages


House. Early C18. Divided into two properties late C20. Timber framed and clad with horizontal weatherboarding; thatched roof. Baffle entry plan.
EXTERIOR: one storey and attic; 5-window range. West front with one uPVC door to extreme left, with 2 uPVC windows to its right comprising the north cottage. South cottage with one C20 glazed door in place of original doorway flanked by one 2-light timber casement with glazing bars right and left. Ridge stack left of centre. South return with fragment of pargetted plasterwork to ground floor, and a hipped (slate roofed) entrance bay added late C20 and entered through a plank door in the west side. 2 uPVC windows to south return. Weatherboarded gable head of original house with one uPVC window under slight overhang. North return with one uPVC window to ground floor and attic. Rear with a lean-to outshut lit through 2 2-light casements with glazing bars. One small single-light dormer. Late C20 extensions right and left, that to south (left) gabled and with the date 1982, that to right under a sloping roof. Both with late C20 doors and windows.
INTERIOR: north cottage with rebuilt brick fireplace with early C18 cupboard door to its left. C20 staircase in single flight against north gable wall. South cottage with larger rebuilt brick inglenook fireplace, chamfered bridging beams and some exposed studwork of the timber frame. Open partition studwork in place of former dividing wall. Roof of side purlin type with collars.

Listing NGR: TL7341238158

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

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