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The Swan Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Birdbrook, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0574 / 52°3'26"N

Longitude: 0.513 / 0°30'46"E

OS Eastings: 572386

OS Northings: 242869

OS Grid: TL723428

Mapcode National: GBR PFJ.Y8W

Mapcode Global: VHJHJ.VK25

Plus Code: 9F423G47+X6

Entry Name: The Swan Public House

Listing Date: 16 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122342

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114077

Location: Birdbrook, Braintree, Essex, CO9

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Birdbrook

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Birdbrook St Augustine of Canterbury

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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3/13 The Swan Public


Lobby-entrance house, C17, altered in C20, now a public house. Timber framed,
plastered, front elevation of C20 yellow brick in Flemish Bond, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays aligned approx. NW-SE, aspect NE, with original
axial chimney stack in second bay from SE end forming a lobby-entrance. Long
rear extension from SE end, with external chimney stack and bread oven at end,
and single-storey extension beyond. Shorter rear extension from NW end, with
axial chimney stack, and single-storey lean-to extension at end. Lean-to
extension to rear of main range. C20 toilet block to W. 2 storeys. Half-
glazed door at front of C20 gabled porch, half-glazed door under bracketed hood,
3 double-hung sash windows of 16 lights. First floor, 3 double-hung sash
windows of 12 lights. Rusticated brick quoins, dentils below eaves, 2 sections
of facade set slightly forward. Interior has plain-chamfered beams with lamb's
tongue stops above ground and first floors. Face-halved and bladed scarfs in
wallplates. Main chimney stack rebuilt at ground floor level. S stack
complete, mantel beam with lamb's tongue stops, door of bread oven missing.
A deed in the possession of the brewers, of which the licensee has a copy and
transcript, records the sale of the property in 1707 by John Pyke alias Crouch,
gent, to William Pye and Rosa his wife for £50. An inscription in the W wall
of the parish church refers to 'Martha Blewit of the Swan Inn at Bathorn-End
in this Parish, buried May 7th 1681'.

Listing NGR: TL7238642869

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