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Tollesbury Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tollesbury, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7576 / 51°45'27"N

Longitude: 0.8335 / 0°50'0"E

OS Eastings: 595651

OS Northings: 210341

OS Grid: TL956103

Mapcode National: GBR RN9.MKH

Mapcode Global: VHKGQ.D2GZ

Entry Name: Tollesbury Hall

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Last Amended: 5 February 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141670

English Heritage Legacy ID: 353128

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

TL 9410-9510
(east side)
No. 15 (Tollesbury Hall)
(formerly listed as Tollesbury

House. C13, altered in C16, extended in C15 and C17. Timber framed, plastered,
roofed with concrete tiles. Hall, formerly aisled, of 2 large bays facing S,
with C16 stack to right of centre. C15 crosswing of 2 bays at right end,
extending forwards. C17 2-bay extension at left end. Lean-to extension at
rear, on site of former aisle, but widerthan it would have been. C20 stair
tower, and C20 single-storey extension with hipped roof to rear of crosswing. 2
storeys and attics. Ground floor, 2 C20 sashes and 2 C20 casements. First
floor, 3 early C19 sashes of 16 lights, one C20 sash, one C20 casement. Attic,
3 C19 casements in gabled dormers. C20 glazed door. 3 octagonal shafts,
rebuilt in C20. C20 wooden guttering of V section on wooden brackets. The hall
has unjowled posts, double straight square bracing at the ends, dragon ties,
straight square braces to the arcade plates, a moulded capital on one arcade
post, oblique trenches for former passing-braces, empty matrices with secret
notched lap joints in the straight central tiebeam, and in the rear arcade plate
a splayed and tabled scarf with undersquinted square butts, edge-key and
face-pegs (the other concealed). At the right end, empty mortices for double
rising braces from the central post indicate the former existence of another bay
or crosswing, replaced in the C15 by the present crosswing. The late C16
inserted floor comprises 2 chamfered transverse beams, with chamfered joists of
horizontal section, having lamb's tongue stops in the left bay and roll stops in
the right bay. 2 wood-burning hearths, altered in the C20. Roof above tiebeam
level rebuilt in the C17 in clasped purlin form. The crosswing has jowled
posts, cambered central tiebeam with one arched brace, an edge-halved and
bridled scarf in the right wallplate, an original central partition on the
ground floor, and a crownpost roof, complete in the rear bay, rebuilt in the
front bay. The floor is constructed in 3 bays, with a chamfered transverse beam
with step stops supported on a girt of the hall, and chamfered joists of
horizontal section with step stops, jointed to the beams with unrefined soffit
tenons. This house was built as a manor house of Barking Abbey (P. Morant, The
History and Antiquities of Essex, 1768, 1, 402). Structurally, the hall bears
close similarities to the wheat barn at Cressing Temple, which has been
carbon-dated to 1255 + 60 years (C.A. Hewett,The Development of Carpentry
1200-1700, an Essex Stud , 1969, 40-47, 174,189). Tollesbury Hall may be
slightly earlier in date, since it lacks the jowled posts and tying joints which
are first recorded at the wheat barn. RCHM 5.

Listing NGR: TL9565110341

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