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Latitude: 51.9715 / 51°58'17"N
Longitude: 0.7717 / 0°46'18"E
OS Eastings: 590485
OS Northings: 233969
OS Grid: TL904339
Mapcode National: GBR RKP.9YF
Mapcode Global: VHKFJ.BPBZ
Plus Code: 9F32XQCC+JM
Entry Name: The Eight Bells Public House
Listing Date: 12 November 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1166168
English Heritage Legacy ID: 114821
Location: Bures Hamlet, Braintree, Essex, CO8
Civil Parish: Bures Hamlet
Built-Up Area: Bures
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Bures St Mary
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
BURES HAMLET COLCHESTER ROAD
6/32 The Eight Bells
House, now a public house. C15 and early C16, extended in early C19 and C20.
Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3-bay main
range, early C16, with axial chimney stack, and 3-bay crosswing to right with
external chimney stack on right wall. Early C19 brick range to left, with rear
external chimney stack. C20 single-storey extensions to rear of main range, to
right of crosswing, and small flat-roofed extension at front right. 2 storeys.
C19 block at left has 2-window range of contemporary sashes of 16 lights. Main
range and crosswing have one similar window on the ground floor and 3 on the
first floor, 2 C20 casements and 2 C20 doors. Hipped gablet at rear end of
crosswing. The ground floor has a full-length jetty, underbuilt; most of the
structure is plastered or boxed in. On the first floor there are jowled posts,
close studs with curved braces trenched inside, an edge-halved and bridled scarf
in the wall plate of the crosswing, cambered tiebeams. There is a complete
unglazed window in the rear wall of the main range, with 2 diamond mullions.
The roof of the main range is of crownpost construction with axial braces to the
crownposts, complete. No access to roof of crosswing. RCHM 2.
Listing NGR: TL9048533969
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