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Bardfield Cottage Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Bardfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9468 / 51°56'48"N

Longitude: 0.4348 / 0°26'5"E

OS Eastings: 567440

OS Northings: 230386

OS Grid: TL674303

Mapcode National: GBR NFG.W76

Mapcode Global: VHJJ2.HB7G

Plus Code: 9F32WCWM+PW

Entry Name: Bardfield Cottage Museum

Listing Date: 17 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123482

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115326

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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Cottage, now a museum. Late C16, extended in C17. Timber framed, plastered,
roof thatched. 2 bays facing NW, with C17/C18 axial stack in right bay. C17
extension of one bay to right, slightly narrower in span than the original
building. One storey. 2 C20 casements with rectangular leading. Plain boarded
door. The interior has jowled posts in both parts, heavy studding, diamond
mortices for unglazed windows, evidence of an original partition, now removed,
between the 2 bays of the late C16 cottage. The original roof is hipped at the
left end, although this does not appear externally, and the rafters are smoke-
blackened in both original bays. Built as an almshouse under the will of
Serjeant Bendlowes, 1584 (S. Hyland, 'An Elizabethan Self-Made Man of Law, Essex
Countryside, March 1983, 22-4).

Listing NGR: TL6744030386

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