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Oak Cottage the Nook

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ridgewell, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0394 / 52°2'21"N

Longitude: 0.5327 / 0°31'57"E

OS Eastings: 573803

OS Northings: 240920

OS Grid: TL738409

Mapcode National: GBR PFY.3GV

Mapcode Global: VHJHK.5ZYY

Plus Code: 9F422GQM+Q3

Entry Name: Oak Cottage the Nook

Listing Date: 21 June 1962

Last Amended: 16 May 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122322

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114134

Location: Ridgewell, Braintree, Essex, CO9

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Ridgewell

Built-Up Area: Ridgewell

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Ridgewell St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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6/22 The Nook and Oak Cottage
21/6/62 (formerly listed as part of
group of three cottages)

Long-jetty house, early C16, divided into 2 cottages. Timber framed, plastered,
roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays aligned NW-SE, with axial chimney
stack in second bay from NW end. Aspect SW. 2 storeys. The Nook (at NW end)
has exposed beams and joists below jetty, C20 door and 3 C20 casement windows
on each floor, gablet roof. Oak Cottage has the jetty underbuilt, 5-panel door
with top 2 panels glazed, one C20 casement window on ground floor and 2 on first
floor. The Nook comprises the plainer service end, with jowled posts, close
studding exposed internally, edge-halved and bridled scarf in NE wallplate,
grooves for sliding shutters and mortices for diamond mullions. Faintly carved
date 1602 on mantel beam of inserted chimney stack, the brickwork below it
renewed. Exposed plain joists of horizontal section. The SE side only of the
second transverse beam from the NW end has rich folded-leaf carving. There is
an inserted ceiling above the first floor, the beam plain-chamfered with lamb's
tongue stops, early C17. Oak Cottage is generally similar, except that the
joists are richly moulded and the axial and transverse beams have rich folded-
leaf carving and double-ogee mouldings. Clasped purlin roof with arched

Listing NGR: TL7380740916

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