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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1141247
English Heritage Legacy ID: 352759
Location: High Roothing, Uttlesford, Essex, CM6
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
TL 60 17 HIGH RODING THE STREET
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
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