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Latitude: 52.0065 / 52°0'23"N
Longitude: 0.5271 / 0°31'37"E
OS Eastings: 573551
OS Northings: 237241
OS Grid: TL735372
Mapcode National: GBR PGB.234
Mapcode Global: VHJHR.3T0Q
Entry Name: Berwick Hall
Listing Date: 7 August 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1122992
English Heritage Legacy ID: 114489
Location: Toppesfield, Braintree, Essex, CO9
Civil Parish: Toppesfield
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Toppesfield St Margaret
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
TL 7337 TOPPESFIELD THE CAUSEWAY, West Side
6/4 Berwick Hall
House, early C17, altered in C18 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays aligned N-S, aspect E, with 2 internal
rear chimney stacks, and rear wing from S bay, forming an L-plan, with internal
chimney stack at the junction, and C18/19 extension beyond, with internal
chimney stack. C18 extension to rear of main range, forming 3 gables to W,
and small 2-storey extension in the angle. 2 storeys and unlit attic in main
building, single storey with attics in most westerly extension. French window
and 3 tripartite double-hung sash windows on ground floor, 4 on first floor,
all late C19. Roof hipped to N andS. S chimney stack has recessed panel, now
blank, reported by the RCHM to have formerly contained an inscribed date 1635.
In upper W elevation, one C18 window of 3 fixed lights. The interior has beam
with lamb's tongue and bar stops, and half-height jowls on the storey posts
with decorative serrated fringes, original. One beam is elaborately carved
with a foliate design. The staircase has fretted flat balusters, mainly
original, with some reproduction work. Clasped purlin roof with original
rebated floor boards and original partitions of wattle and daub in attic.
Moated site. RCHM 3.
Listing NGR: TL7355137241
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