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Serjeant Bendlowes Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Bardfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9482 / 51°56'53"N

Longitude: 0.4381 / 0°26'17"E

OS Eastings: 567656

OS Northings: 230551

OS Grid: TL676305

Mapcode National: GBR NFG.X5F

Mapcode Global: VHJJ2.J9YC

Plus Code: 9F32WCXQ+76

Entry Name: Serjeant Bendlowes Cottage

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Last Amended: 17 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123466

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115291

Location: Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

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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8/152 Serjeant Bendlowes
21.12.67 Cottage
(Formerly listed as Sergeant
GV II Bendlowes Cottage and
Cottage on E. of Sergeant
Bendlowes Cottage)
Two buildings, formerly listed separately, now combined and listed as one item.
House, early C17, and cottage C18/C19, combined in C20. Timber framed,
plastered with some exposed framing, roofs vainly thatched, central part of
front pitch of handmade red clay tiles. House of 4 bays facing S, with central
stack forming a lobby-entrance, and left end at an obtuse angle to front,
following the line of Crown Street. C18/C19 extension to rear of left end, with
internal stack at corner: One metre to right, cottage of 3 bays at right angles
to street, C18/C19, now combined with the larger house. One storey with attics.
6 late C19 Gothic Revival casements, and 2 more in tiled gabled dormers. Plain
labels over lower windows. Late C19 pierced bargeboards on dormers. Plain
boarded door. Grouped diagonal shafts on vain stack. Roof of cottage half-
hipped at front and back. The interior of the house has jowled posts, exposed
studding, chamfered transverse beams with plain stops, exposed joists of square
section, clasped purlin roof with some reused smoke-blackened rafters. The
cottage has unjowled posts, exposed studding with primary straight bracing, some
pegged joints but mostly nailed. The present attic floor is at wallplate level
but there are indications that earlier it was lower. Serjeant Bendlowe's
Cottage belonged to Bendlowe's Charity until 1951, and was formerly divided into
4 almshouses. RCHM 11.

Listing NGR: TL6765630551

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