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Latitude: 51.8756 / 51°52'32"N
Longitude: 0.2971 / 0°17'49"E
OS Eastings: 558225
OS Northings: 222160
OS Grid: TL582221
Mapcode National: GBR MDX.9YJ
Mapcode Global: VHHLY.34F0
Entry Name: Frogs Hall
Listing Date: 21 December 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1112188
English Heritage Legacy ID: 122133
Location: Takeley, Uttlesford, Essex, CM22
Civil Parish: Takeley
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Takeley Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
TL 52 SE
House. Circa early C17, extended in C18 and early C19 and remodelled
in circa mid C19. Rendered and partly slate hung timber frame and white-
washed brick. Slate roof with gabled ends and crested ridge tiles; wings
at rear, with hipped slate roof and gable-ended plain tile roof. Brick
gable-end and lateral stacks.
Plan: circa early C17 front (east) range extended by addition of C18
wing at rear of right end (north west), and in early C19 by wing at rear
of left end (south west). In circa mid C19 the house was remodelled.
Two storeys. Almost symmetrical three-bay east front. Central glazed
door with tented canopy, canted bay of sashes with glazing bars to left and
right, above which the first floor it jettied out and gabled with ornate
bargeboards. C19 three-light moulded mullion transom. windows on first
floor (centre two-lights) all with hoodmoulds. Left hand (south) return,
hipped wing on left with large French casement and C19 12-pane sash above,
and lean-to verandah on right with brick piers and French casement. Right
hand (north) return, C18 wing, three-window range, with circa C18 three-
light wooden mullion windows with leaded casements and flush-panel door;
lower C19 stable range to right (north west). Various sash windows and
outshuts at rear.
Interior: largely result of circa mid C19 remodelling with joinery
mostly of that period. Many C18 fielded six-panel doors. Late C19
staircase. Chimneypieces replaced. Rear north west kitchen wing has one
chamfered cross-beam with runout stops.
Five bays of the circa early C17 roof over the front (east) range
survive; trusses have lapped dovetail jointed collars, clasped side
purlins, curved wind braces; heavy stud partition (closed truss) between
bays three and four; some common rafters survive. Roof over C18 rear wing
of softwood, collars mortice and tenoned to principal rafters and clasping
side purlins, the common rafters largely intact and no ridgepiece.
Listing NGR: TL5822522160
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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