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Electricity Showrooms

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Dunmow, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8715 / 51°52'17"N

Longitude: 0.3639 / 0°21'49"E

OS Eastings: 562836

OS Northings: 221851

OS Grid: TL628218

Mapcode National: GBR NGB.NTH

Mapcode Global: VHJJF.8775

Plus Code: 9F32V9C7+HH

Entry Name: Electricity Showrooms

Listing Date: 16 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142478

English Heritage Legacy ID: 353292

Location: Great Dunmow, Uttlesford, Essex, CM6

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Great Dunmow

Built-Up Area: Great Dunmow

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Dunmow St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Shop and offices, former house, C16 and later, timber framed and plastered of
2 storeys with attics. Low pitched early C19, slate gabled roof with raised
ridge line towards S end. Front has 6, C19 d.h.s. without g.b.'s on first
floor, over a carriage arch, a C19 small shopwindow and a wide C20 shopfront.
Off-centre very large red brick stack with 4 angled shafts, rebuilt to old
design in C19. At N end C17 peg tile roofed gabled block. The interior reveals
2 floored bays and crosswing of the mid C16 and later extension- bays of C18 or
C19 at N and S ends. That to the N forms the carriage arch. The roof is
complete beneath the later early C19 slate covering and has 2 crown post bays
with curiously only the collar purlin and braces, soot blackened. Lime washed,
covered C17 wall paintings in roof space. early C16 stack rises through
buildings with exposed, flat-arched opening with cant-sided interior, 2 orders
of chamfering and very low stops to former hall. Early C18 doors, and cupboards
in upper floor and 2 curious stubby, spiral timber columns support roof over
later stair tower on first floor. Likely to be c.1500 open hall with slightly
later brick stack, rebuilt to provide 2 storeys in late C16 with earlier
fragments incorporated.

Listing NGR: TL6283621851

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