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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1350399
English Heritage Legacy ID: 489970
Location: Little Braxted, Maldon, Essex, CM8
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
464/0/10004 BRAXTED ROAD
17-SEP-03 Beacon Cottage
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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