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High Thatch

A Grade II Listed Building in Wethersfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9445 / 51°56'40"N

Longitude: 0.5268 / 0°31'36"E

OS Eastings: 573771

OS Northings: 230346

OS Grid: TL737303

Mapcode National: GBR PH3.209

Mapcode Global: VHJJ4.2DW6

Plus Code: 9F32WGVG+QP

Entry Name: High Thatch

Listing Date: 19 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123332

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115662

Location: Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Wethersfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Wethersfield St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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House. Late C16, altered in C20. Timber framed, plastered, roof thatched. 4
bays facing SE with axial stack. C20 lean-to extension roofed with machine-made
red clay tiles to rear of left end. 2 small C20 lean-to extensions with
thatched roofs at rear right corner. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 3 casements and
one fixed light, first floor 2 casements, all C20. C20 thatched lean-to porch
with door on left side. SW gable end (facing Gosfield Road), one C20 casement
on each floor, and C20 French windows. Exterior plastered with traditional
sawtooth chevron design in panels. Jowled posts, curved tension braces trenched
inside heavy studding, face-halved and bladed scarfs in wallplates. Chamfered
axial and transverse beams with lamb's tongue stops, exposed plain joists of
horizontal section. Large wood-burning hearth facing to right, the mantel beam
chamfered with lamb's tongue stops, reduced for C20 grate; smaller wood-burning
hearth facing to left also reduced for C20 grate. Diamond mortices for unglazed
window in upper storey. Clasped purlin roof, re-using sooted rafters from
crownpost roof of an earlier house. Some evidence of the former existence of a
timber-framed chimney, in the same position as the present stack, replaced

Listing NGR: TL7377130346

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