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Beam Cottage cage Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Bardfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9492 / 51°56'57"N

Longitude: 0.4371 / 0°26'13"E

OS Eastings: 567588

OS Northings: 230665

OS Grid: TL675306

Mapcode National: GBR NFG.PBV

Mapcode Global: VHJJ2.J8GK

Plus Code: 9F32WCXP+MV

Entry Name: Beam Cottage cage Cottage

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335889

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115280

Location: Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Great Bardfield

Built-Up Area: Great Bardfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Bardfield St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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8/141 Beam Cottage and Cage
21.12.67 Cottage


House, divided into 2 cottages. Early C15, altered in C17 and C19. Timber
framed, plastered, roof thatched. Main range of 4 bays facing E, with 2-bay
crosswing at left end. Axial stack, and C19 external stacks at each end.
Crosswing of 2 storeys, main range of one storey with attics. Beam Cottage, one
C20 casement and one C20 oriel, 2 C20 casements on first floor, of which one is
in a swept dormer. Double doors to garage, and C20 door. Beam projecting
through front wall, mortised and tusk-tenoned. Cage Cottage, 2 C19 horizontally
sliding sashes of 8 lights with crown glass, one C20 casement, and one more in
swept dormer. C20 door in early C19 simple doorcase with shallow hood on
scrolled brackets. Grouped diagonal shafts on main stack. The interior has
heavy studding, curved tension bracing. The crosswing has plain joists of
horizontal section jointed to the binding beam with central tenons, and 2
brackets of an underbuilt jetty. The inserted floors in the hall have
transverse beams with run-out chamfers, and plain joists of vertical section.
The central tiebeam has been moved to allow the construction of the inserted
stack, but is still present. Hall roof of crownpost construction, smoke-
bLackened, but collars, collar-purlin and crownposts missing. RCHM 34.

Listing NGR: TL6758830665

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