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Beacon Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Wickham Bishops, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7845 / 51°47'4"N

Longitude: 0.6854 / 0°41'7"E

OS Eastings: 585325

OS Northings: 212948

OS Grid: TL853129

Mapcode National: GBR QLL.03Q

Mapcode Global: VHJJZ.TDQV

Plus Code: 9F32QMMP+Q5

Entry Name: Beacon Cottage

Listing Date: 8 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1350399

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489970

Location: Little Braxted, Maldon, Essex, CM8

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Little Braxted

Built-Up Area: Wickham Bishops

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Wickham Bishops St Bartholomew, St Nicholas, Little Braxted

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Description

LITTLE BRAXTED

464/0/10004 BRAXTED ROAD
17-SEP-03 Beacon Cottage

GV II
Former gardener's cottage, now house. 1903. Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo (1851-1942) for G.W. Taylor. Brick and rough cast with hipped tile roof. 2-storeys, double-pile with central entrance and scullery range to rear.
ELEVATION: Symmetrical facade has wide, advanced porch with arched opening flanked by 2-light windows, canted return to each side with single lights, all under shallow hipped roof. Entrance of narrow door, with 2-light window to centre at first floor. Roof flares upwards slightly at base. Pair of corbelled brick chimneys along ridge. Rear scullery range has hipped tile roof. All windows replaced in later-C20 but in original openings.
INTERIOR: Main room to each side of central hall with stick baluster and chamfered newel stair.
HISTORY: Built as the gardener's cottage to 1902-3 Beacons (q.v.), with which it has group value.
SOURCE: Signed drawings in Essex Record Office D/RMa/Pb2/257

A small gardener's cottage to Beacons (q.v.), both of which were designed by the important Arts and Crafts Architect A.H. Mackmurdo.

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