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Highgates Cottages

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gosfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9358 / 51°56'9"N

Longitude: 0.5894 / 0°35'21"E

OS Eastings: 578104

OS Northings: 229538

OS Grid: TL781295

Mapcode National: GBR PH5.RT9

Mapcode Global: VHJJ5.5LFV

Plus Code: 9F32WHPQ+8Q

Entry Name: Highgates Cottages

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Last Amended: 15 October 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122936

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114667

ID on this website: 101122936

Location: Gosfield, Braintree, Essex, CO9

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Gosfield

Built-Up Area: Gosfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Gosfield St Catherine

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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7/155 Nos. 1,2 & 3 (Highgates
Cottages.) (Formerly listed
7 8 52 as Highgates)


House, now three dwellings. Early C15 or earlier with later additions and
alterations. Timber framed and plastered. Red plain tiled roofs. Three red
brick chimney stacks. Of complex plan. Hall house with jettied gabled
crosswings to right and left. Left crosswing outshot to left and with ground
floor bay below jetty. There is a forward gable to right of hall with a leaded
three light transomed window. The right crosswing with red tiled lean-to porch.
Crosswings of two storeys. Hall one storey and attics. To far right is a
forward two storey gabled crosswing with jetty to left return. Various gabled
wings to rear. 1:1:1:1 window range of various C17, C18 and C19 casements, some
leaded. Some mullions remain, one with original shutters. Curved jetty
brackets. Pentice board to left crosswing gable. Three vertically boarded
doors, those to centre and right with lights. Interior features include
original brick fireplaces with mantel beams over, that to first floor right with
a cambered mantel beam. Part of the arches of screens passage doors visible.
Sooted, cross quadrate crownpost roof to Hall. Reputed to have been used as a
nunnery of the Order of the Poor Clares following their persecution and flight
during the French Revolution. RCHM 5.

Listing NGR: TL7810429538

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