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The Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Toppesfield, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0082 / 52°0'29"N

Longitude: 0.5316 / 0°31'53"E

OS Eastings: 573850

OS Northings: 237443

OS Grid: TL738374

Mapcode National: GBR PGB.36X

Mapcode Global: VHJHR.5SCD

Plus Code: 9F422G5J+7J

Entry Name: The Post Office

Listing Date: 29 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338023

English Heritage Legacy ID: 114495

ID on this website: 101338023

Location: Toppesfield, Braintree, Essex, CO9

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Toppesfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Toppesfield St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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6/9 No. 1 (The Post Office)


House, c.1500, altered in late C16, C19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered,
roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay hall aligned E-W, aspect S, with
integral storeyed parlour/solar bay to W, integral storeyed service bay to E.
Inserted axial chimney stack at W end of hall, late C16. Single-storey lean-to
extension to rear, C19/20. Single-storey with attics. 2 half-glazed doors,
2 C19 metal lattice windows, one C20 casement window with diamond leading.
Grouped diagonal shafts on chimney stack. The interior has jowled posts, lodged
plain joists of horizontal section in W bay, boxed axial beam in E bay, late
C16 inserted floor in hall with chamfered axial beam, and plain joists of
horizontal section supported on pegged clamps. Part of a blocked doorway with
shallow V-head is exposed in the partition between the W bay and the hall.
The roof was originally of crownpost construction, but has been converted to
clasped purlin construction. The central tiebeam of the hall is present, but
mutilated. C17/18 pargetting is exposed within the rear extension. The W bay
has been used as a bakehouse, and there is a large commercial oven to the N.
Small part used as Post Office. RCHM 9.

Listing NGR: TL7385037443

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