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CAT Report 589: summary

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Historic building record of the granary/cart lodge at Clees Hall, Goulds Road, Alphamstone, Braintree, Essex: August 2010
by Richard Shackle for CAT
(with contributions from -)

Date report completed: May 2011
Location: the granary/cart lodge at Clees Hall, Goulds Road, Alphamstone, Braintree, Essex
Map reference(s): TL 8143 2136 (c)
File size: 36,308 kb
Project type: Historic building record
Significance of the results:
Keywords: granary/cart lodge

Summary. The subject of this report is a listed building in the form of a 1st-floor granary with a cart lodge below. The granary lies within the curtilage of Clees Hall which is situated in a prominent position along a ridge south of the village of Alphamstone. The farm is accessed via a long track off Goulds Road. The granary lies adjacent to a large ornamental pond east of the medieval moated site of Clees Hall. The granary was to be converted to domestic accommodation and it was recorded in detail in August 2010. The granary is Grade II listed (listed 1982) and the listing description is: '... Granary. Mid C18. N and S walls of red brick in Flemish bond, E and W walls timber framed and weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Gambrel roof half-hipped at both ends. 2 storeys. External ladder access at W end. Hanging knees to beams. Lodged side purlin roof with intermediate collars.'