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The Stores

A Grade II Listed Building in Fairstead, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8149 / 51°48'53"N

Longitude: 0.5335 / 0°32'0"E

OS Eastings: 574733

OS Northings: 215958

OS Grid: TL747159

Mapcode National: GBR PJN.3QW

Mapcode Global: VHJJQ.6NF1

Plus Code: 9F32RG7M+XC

Entry Name: The Stores

Listing Date: 13 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146812

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115374

Location: Fairstead, Braintree, Essex, CM3

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Fairstead

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Fairstead St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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1/21 The Stores

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House. C.1590, converted to a shop and house in C19, and back to a house in
C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 4 bays
facing NE, with stack in second bay from left end against rear wall, forming a
lobby-entrance, and external stack at right end. Original lean-to behind left
end, extended along the remainder of the rear wall in C18/C19. 2 storeys. 3
C20 casements and C19 shop window converted to domestic use with diamond
leading; first floor, 3 C20 casements. One C19 half-glazed door and one plain
boarded door. The shopfront retains a C19 3-directional sign reading 'Lifebuoy
Soap - Sunlight Soap - No wear no tear no care' made by Roots and Heinemann of
Connersville, Indiana, under a patent of 1888. Jowled posts, close studding
with curved tension braces trenched to the inside, with some original wattle and
daub. Large wood-burning hearth of 0.33 m brickwork facing to right, and
another facing to left, altered at rear. Notches in the brickwork at the front
indicate that the original newel stair was just inside the front door. Diamond
mortices for unglazed windows at rear. A continuous chamfered axial beam with
lamb's tongue stops spans the 2 right bays and is jointed into a chamfered
transverse beam with lamb's tongue stops, an unusual construction. Plain joists
of vertical section. Face-halved and bladed scarfs in both wallplates. Clasped
purlin roof, with original partitions infilled with wattle and daub to apex.

Listing NGR: TL7473315958

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