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Latitude: 51.952 / 51°57'7"N
Longitude: 0.4363 / 0°26'10"E
OS Eastings: 567522
OS Northings: 230972
OS Grid: TL675309
Mapcode National: GBR NFG.P39
Mapcode Global: VHJJ2.J60F
Plus Code: 9F32XC2P+RG
Entry Name: Valley Cottage
Listing Date: 21 December 1967
Last Amended: 17 May 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1123503
English Heritage Legacy ID: 115272
Location: Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7
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
Tagged with: Cottage
TL 6730 GREAT BARDFIELD BRIDGE END
8/133 Valley Cottage and
House, now divided into 2 houses. C15, extended in C18 and C20. Timber
framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall facing E
with C19 central stack, 2-bay service crosswing to right, and C18 2-bay 2-storey
extension beyond, with internal stack. Crosswing to left, on site of original
parlour/solar, 1977. Hall of one storey with attics, remainder of 2 storeys.
5-window range of C20 casements, of which 2 are in gabled dormers and one in a
swept dormer. 2 C20 doors. Both the original crosswing and the 1977 crosswing
are jettied to the front. One plain bracket below the former. Valley Cottage
comprises the hall and the 1977 left extension, Fullbridge Cottage comprises the
right (service) crosswing and the C18 right extension. The interior of Valley
Cottage has jowled posts, display bracing at the high end of the hall, a rebated
parlour doorway with 4-centred head and original hinges, an incomplete 4-centred
doorhead of the rear entrance, one arched brace to the central cambered tiebeam,
a cross-quadrate crownpost of eccentric section, and a complete crownpost roof,
heavily smoke-blackened above present ceiling level. Late C16 inserted floor,
with chamfered axial beam and exposed plain joists of horizontal section.
Chamfered wallplates with step stops, and rebate for shutters of hall window.
Listing NGR: TL6752230972
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