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Apple Tree Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in High Roding, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8341 / 51°50'2"N

Longitude: 0.3279 / 0°19'40"E

OS Eastings: 560495

OS Northings: 217614

OS Grid: TL604176

Mapcode National: GBR NGN.ZPR

Mapcode Global: VHHM4.M5QB

Entry Name: Apple Tree Cottage

Listing Date: 17 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141247

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352759

Location: High Roothing, Uttlesford, Essex, CM6

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: High Roothing

Built-Up Area: High Roding

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: High Roding All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


4/20 Apple Tree Cottage,


Aisled building, C16 or earlier, altered in C17, Cl9 and C20. Timber-framed,
plastered, roof thatched, C20 'Roman' tiles on lean-to and rear extension.
This was originally an aisled building of uncertain function, with a mainspan
of 4.5 metres aligned approximately N-S. Major alterations in the C17 brought
it to its present form. The aisles were removed, the arcades infilled, and the
walls raised by approximately 1.5 metres, the roof rebuilt, an axial chimney
stack built at the S. end, and a bay added at each end, producing a 2-storey
house of 4 bays. A lean-to extension of one storey was added at the S end,
C19, and a 2-storey wing extended to the E of the N bay, C20. Ground floor,
4 horizontal-movement sash windows, C19 or C19 type, one small C20 casement,
plain door. First floor, 4 horizontal-movement sash windows, C19 or C19 type.
Roof hipped at both ends. Some framing exposed internally. In the E wall the
original arcade plate is exposed, with 2 arch braces in situ and evidence of a
third interrupted by an inserted window. The jowl of the central arcade post
has been hacked back to clear a stair and the tiebeams and braces removed. The
C17 clasped purlin roof incorporates 3 re-used smoke-blackened medieval rafters.
The C17 axial beam in the 2-middle bays is of exceptional interest, Y-shaped,
formed from a forked trunk, properly squared and jointed. The beam in the N
bay retains bark. In the roof space a floor has been made of wattle and daub
in the W half of the S. bay, probably for grain storage. The cottage character
has been retained by accurate replacement of C19 horizontal-movement sash
windows where necessary.

Listing NGR: TL6049517614

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

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