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Roebuck House

A Grade II Listed Building in Tollesbury, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7584 / 51°45'30"N

Longitude: 0.8332 / 0°49'59"E

OS Eastings: 595631

OS Northings: 210437

OS Grid: TL956104

Mapcode National: GBR RN9.MGZ

Mapcode Global: VHKGQ.D2C9

Entry Name: Roebuck House

Listing Date: 5 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141668

English Heritage Legacy ID: 353124

Location: Tollesbury, Maldon, Essex, CM9

County: Essex

District: Maldon

Civil Parish: Tollesbury

Built-Up Area: Tollesbury

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Tollesbury St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TOLLESBURY CHURCH STREET
TL 9410-9510
(east side)
8/4 Nos 1-5 (odds) (Roebuck
House)
GV II

House and shop, now 3 houses. C14/C15, altered in C16, C17 and C20. Timber
framed, plastered with some exposed imitation framing, partly clad with red
brick in Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Shop weatherboarded
with slate roof. 4-bay main range facing W, with 2-bay crosswing to right, and
external stack on right side. One bay added to rear of crosswing, late
C16/early C17. Left bay of main range converted to crosswing, with external
stack to rear, late C16. Single-storey lean-to extension to rear of it. C19
lean-to shop to left, now incorporated with house. 2 storeys. Ground floor
(bricked), 3 C19/C20 casements, 2 C20 small splayed bays. First floor
(plastered, with imitation framing on crosswing only), 5 C19/C20 casements. 2
C20 doors. Inscription in modern plaster 'Roebuck House, circa 1390'. 2 small
carved grotesque figures, re-sited on crosswing. Shop, 2 C20 sashes and
half-glazed door, all under bracketed canopy. The left bay of the main range,
converted to a crosswing, has unglazed windows each with 3 diamond mullions on
both sides; an inserted floor with chamfered beam, joists of horizontal section,
all with roll stops, supported on pegged clamps; jowled corner posts;
half-glazed pine door to shop with bull's-eye glass. The remainder of the main
range has jowled posts, diamond mortices, shutter rebates and edge-halved,
sallied and bridled scarfs in both wallplates; plain joists of horizontal
section in the left bay; chamfered axial beams with carved stops; chamfered
joists of horizontal section with roll stops (some being C20 replacements)
supported on pegged clamps; walls raised approx. 1.50 metres in C17. No. 5
comprises the right crosswing and the original cross-entry to the left of it. It
has one of a former pair of service doorways, with 4-centred arched head,
display bracing trenched into heavy studding, plain joists of large horizontal
section, an underbuilt jetty, jowled posts, cambered central tiebeam; no access
to roof. At the top of the stair, a C17 balustrade with moulded handrail and
turned balusters. Re-used features, reportedly from Tollesbury Hall, include a
carved arch (now over the service door), a timber carved with the date 1592 (now
over the C20 fireplace), and the grotesque figures outside. The added bay to
the rear has jowled posts and arched braces to the inner tiebeam. Nos I and 3
include much C20 replacement and restoration timber. RCHM 8.


Listing NGR: TL9563110437

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