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Watch House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wakes Colne, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9231 / 51°55'23"N

Longitude: 0.7554 / 0°45'19"E

OS Eastings: 589571

OS Northings: 228540

OS Grid: TL895285

Mapcode National: GBR RL7.KS5

Mapcode Global: VHKFQ.1XQM

Plus Code: 9F32WQF4+65

Entry Name: Watch House

Listing Date: 27 January 1982

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224980

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421204

Location: Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Wakes Colne

Built-Up Area: Chappel

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Wakes Colne and Chappel

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Watch House
TL 8928 28/4
C16 house, timber framed and pebble-dashed, of 2 storeys and H-plan. West crosswing
higher than facade gable of hall. East crosswing with ridge lower than that
of hall. Original cross entry doorhead survives as a window against west wing,
red brick chimney stack at west end of hall. Windows casements in sets of 3.
Roofs gabled and pegtiled. Inside, the hall has been laterally divided by a
first floor on clamps, with deep joists circa 1520. The hall roof was rebuilt
at about the same date, soot from the open hearth survives on many rafters.
(RCHM 7).

Listing NGR: TL8957128540

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