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Chapel Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Bardfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9462 / 51°56'46"N

Longitude: 0.4342 / 0°26'2"E

OS Eastings: 567395

OS Northings: 230326

OS Grid: TL673303

Mapcode National: GBR NFG.W0Y

Mapcode Global: VHJJ2.GBWV

Entry Name: Chapel Cottage

Listing Date: 2 May 1953

Last Amended: 17 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337793

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115333

Location: Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

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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Listing Text

(south-east side)

8/194 Chapel Cottage (formerly
listed with Place house
2.5.53 as outbuilding)


Ancillary building of uncertain purpose. C16, altered in C18/C19. Plastered
brick and timber framing, partly weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red clay
tiles. 2 bays facing NW, of a building which originally extended further to the
SW. Garage with lean-to tiled roof to left. 2 storeys and attics. One 2-light
window with roll-moulded wooden mullion and rectangular leaded panes. One group
of 3 original windows of plastered brick, with segmental-pointed heads, with
recessed spandrels and vertical iron bars. Plain boarded door. No front
windows on first floor. Original sprockets below eaves. In rear wall, original
wooden doorway with 4-centred head and recessed spandrels. The right return
wall has inserted timber framing, clad with weatherboarding. The interior has
richly moulded transverse and axial beams. There is little doubt that this was
built by Serjeant William Bendlowes, but the local tradition that it was a
chapel seems dubious historically, and is not confirmed by the characteristics
of the building. It remains a possibility that it was built for some
institutional purpose, or as a dower house. (S. Hyland, An Elizabethan Self-made
Man of Law, Essex Countryside, March 1983, 22-4).

Listing NGR: TL6739530326

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