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Rayne Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rayne, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8783 / 51°52'41"N

Longitude: 0.5151 / 0°30'54"E

OS Eastings: 573217

OS Northings: 222962

OS Grid: TL732229

Mapcode National: GBR PHV.C13

Mapcode Global: VHJJH.W15X

Entry Name: Rayne Hall

Listing Date: 2 May 1953

Last Amended: 2 January 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147693

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115051

Location: Rayne, Braintree, Essex, CM77

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Rayne

Built-Up Area: Rayne

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Rayne All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 7222
Rayne Hall

House. Early/Mid C14 origin extensively altered for Sir William Capell late C15
with later alterations and additions. Timber framed and rough rendered with
some brickwork. Red plain tiled roofs. Red brick chimney stack with square
plinth and 3 octagonal shafts to right of central range. Left single chimney
stack and rear large square attached shaft stack. Coved eaves cornice. Central
range with gabled forward wing to left and gabled crosswing to right. This
crosswlng with long wall jetty with moulded bressumer to right return. 2
storeys and attics. 2:4:2 window range of mainly cross transom casements.
Ground floor windows to left, garage door to right. Central gabled porch with 6
panelled door. Rear building joined to the hall by a passage. Of complex plan.
The central C14 range with a long wall jetty now underbuilt. Roof arch braced
to principal collars, with secondary collars above and jowled principal rafters.
Rear stair tower may relate to this build. The extension to the north end with
crown post roof and collar purlins and the east chimney appear to date from some
time soon after 1486. C16 south wing probably built for Sir Gyles Capell.
Solid tread staircase. The west extension to the north end early C17,
presumably built during Henry Capell's residence 1614-1622. The rear
outbuilding may have been a medieval kitchen but was so altered C17 onwards,
that its age is uncertain. The hall in the centre range has heavy moulded
ceiling beams and above the fireplace are 5 brick arches with 4 centred heads.
The walls are lined with C16 linenfold panelling, other rooms lined with C17
panelling. C16 doorways with 4 centred heads, anchor badge of the Capells in
spandrels. Original mullion windows, original doors. RCHM 4.

Listing NGR: TL7321722962

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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