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Chapel Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Wethersfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9252 / 51°55'30"N

Longitude: 0.5263 / 0°31'34"E

OS Eastings: 573807

OS Northings: 228200

OS Grid: TL738282

Mapcode National: GBR PH9.7VQ

Mapcode Global: VHJJ4.2WL1

Plus Code: 9F32WGGG+3G

Entry Name: Chapel Cottage

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306998

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115654

Location: Wethersfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Wethersfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Wethersfield St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Chapel, converted to a cottage. Medieval, altered in C16 and C18. Walls of
stone rubble and C18 brickwork, plastered, gables timber framed and
weatherboarded, roofed with C20 red clay tiles. Rectangular plan aligned NE-SW,
with large C16 external stack on NW side, and C20 lean-to W.C. with corrugated
asbestos roof at N corner. One storey with attics. SE elevation, 3 C20
casements, and one more in flat-roofed dormer. C20 plain boarded door. Roof
half-hipped at both ends. The original rubble walls are 0.60-0.70 metre thick.
A large section in the middle of the SE side has been rebuilt in brick,
plastered inside and out, and at the SW end C18 brick underpinning and 3 short
buttresses of brick indicate some repair. The external stack is plastered. 2
plain-chamfered transverse beams, joists plastered to the soffits. Near the NE
end of the SE side is a piscina with projecting basin and sexfoiled drain, on
the basis of which the RCHM dated the building as C14. The arch above it has
been rebuilt in C18 brick and the wall pierced to make a window. 2 C20 grates
to external stack. The roof is C19 or C20. RCHM 4.

Listing NGR: TL7111931284

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