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Friends' Meeting House

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Bardfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9483 / 51°56'53"N

Longitude: 0.4372 / 0°26'13"E

OS Eastings: 567593

OS Northings: 230562

OS Grid: TL675305

Mapcode National: GBR NFG.WW9

Mapcode Global: VHJJ2.J9G8

Entry Name: Friends' Meeting House

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Last Amended: 17 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123465

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115289

Location: Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Great Bardfield

Built-Up Area: Great Bardfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Bardfield St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/01/2016

TL 6730

BROOK STREET (north side),
Friends' Meeting House

(Formerly listed under High Street)



Meeting house. Built 1806, extended late C20. Timber-framed on a brick plinth, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Rectangular plan facing East. East elevation, 3 high original sashes of 16 lights, with crown glass. Double doors with shallow hood on scrolled brackets. Roof hipped. A mid C19 extension was demolished and replaced in the 1980s by a two-storey extension of rendered concrete blocks with a half-hipped roof towards the road and a flat-roofed link containing the entrance and toilets. The interior is divided into 2 areas by a full-height screen of pine, the lower panels removable, the upper panels sliding vertically on sash cords, to form one almost unobstructed area when required, all original. At the N end is a dais and elders' bench, of which only the back panels and pine balusters at either end survive; the terminal balusters of these are turned, the others plain. Pine dado, rising at the N. end. There are fixed wall benches on the other three sides.

Listing NGR: TL6759330562

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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