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The Red Lion Public House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stambourne, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0209 / 52°1'15"N

Longitude: 0.5066 / 0°30'23"E

OS Eastings: 572086

OS Northings: 238794

OS Grid: TL720387

Mapcode National: GBR PG3.8WT

Mapcode Global: VHJHQ.QGNN

Entry Name: The Red Lion Public House

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317140

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114158

Location: Stambourne, Braintree, Essex, CO9

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Stambourne

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Stambourne St Peter and St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

5/13 The Red Lion
7/8/52 Public House


Long-jetty house, c.1500, now a public house. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. L-plan, consisting of main range of 2 long and
one short bays aligned approx. NW-SE, jettied on both sides, and 3-bay SE
crosswing extending to SW. Aspect NE. Original chimney stack in short bay at
junction of L-plan, external stack at NW end. Stair tower in W angle. Single-
storey extension to NW of main range, brick with slate roof, C19/20. Single-
storey extension to SW of crosswing, brick and weatherboarding with tiled roof,
C20. Single-storey flat-roofed extension to SW of main range, C20. 2 storeys
with attics. Plain boarded door, 2 double-hung sash windows of 20 and 24
lights, early C19, and one of 16 lights, C20. Jetty continuing across
crosswing, exposed bressumer moulded and carved with helical vine-leaf trail, 5
plain brackets to it on attached shafts with coronet capitals and drooping
projections (2 shafts restored). First floor, 2 double-hung sash windows of 12
and 24 lights, early C19, one small C20 casement window, one horizontally-
sliding sash window of 24 lights, late C19. Original cusped bargeboards on NE
gable of crosswing. Twin octagonal shafts on main stack, rebuilt. Some framing
exposed internally. At NW end, blocked twin doorways to missing service wing,
with one 4-centred hollow-moulded doorhead in situ. Adjacent cross-entry
blocked at both ends. In main range, binding-beam and 2 bridging-beams hollow-
moulded and stopped, joists of horizontal section jointed to beams with central
tenons and soffit-spur, a rare feature. Grooves for sliding shutters. Close
studding with curved tension braces trenched inside. Mantel beam of main hearth
crenellated, adjacent brickwork replaced in C20. Main range unpartitioned at
both floors; crosswing retains original partitions on both floors into one and 2
bays. In main range, cambered tiebeams, roof formerly of crownpost
construction, rebuilt in clasped purlin form with attics inserted. In
crosswing, 2 bays open to roof, plain crownposts with thin axial braces, minor
restoration. One horizontally-sliding sash window of 18 lights, early C19, in
rear wall of main range, on first floor. The RCHM reported c.1920 that the
central chimney stack then had one octagonal shaft and 2 attached diagonal
shafts. The vine-leaf trail design on the bressumer is comparable in style with
the carved timber ceiling of the N aisle of the parish church opposite. Morant
states that this was the manor house of Moone Hall before it became an ale-
house, and that the court of the Duchy of Cornwall was held there in his time
(II, 355). RCHM 3.

Listing NGR: TL7208638794

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