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The Chestnuts

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Dunmow, Essex

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Latitude: 51.873 / 51°52'22"N

Longitude: 0.3619 / 0°21'42"E

OS Eastings: 562691

OS Northings: 222014

OS Grid: TL626220

Mapcode National: GBR NGB.G9L

Mapcode Global: VHJJF.7640

Plus Code: 9F32V9F6+5P

Entry Name: The Chestnuts

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051609

English Heritage Legacy ID: 353410

ID on this website: 101051609

Location: Great Dunmow, Uttlesford, Essex, CM6

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Great Dunmow

Built-Up Area: Great Dunmow

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Dunmow St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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20.2.67 (N SIDE)
7/94 The Chestnuts

House, now offices, C16 and C18, timber framed and plastered and generally of
2 storeys. Square plan, front block, with long 2 storey wing running back to
the rear of the site, off which a further block extends towards the W. Front
elevation to Stortford Road has a hipped peg tiled roof, with large
rectangular off centre stack and attic dormer with semi-circular pedimented
head. Four double hung sashes with glazing bars on each floor with gap in
centre and imitation timber framing. At W end is wall with old, moved doorcase
of late C18 with pilasters, scroll brackets, flat hood and panelled frieze.
W elevation has in the front range, similar double hung sashes and a mid C18
doorcase with carved acanthus leaf, scroll brackets supporting flat hood and
8 panel door with late C18 knocker. C19 open arcade in front of ground floor
with glass roof. Rear wing has gabled peg tile roof at N end and double hung
sashes with small panes and very wide glazing bars. Some old pargetting. The
block extending to the W, has gabled peg tile roof, timber framing exposed on
W end and part black boarded S elevation. One cast iron casement with leaded
light on first floor and C20 casements. Interior reveals fine early C18 dog
leg stair up to attics, with hardwood twisted balusters and newels. Entrance
hall elliptical arches and entire front block has early to mid C18 panelling and
fire surrounds. Rear block is of early C16 with exposed framing inside with
central tenon with soffit shoulder joists. N end is framed as crosswing and
seems of earlier build. One fireplace with Vitruvian scroll overmantel frieze.
Block extending to West, has reused framing and central stack. RCHM 15.

Listing NGR: TL6269122014

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