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Listed Buildings in Mount Bures


What is a listed building?
A 'Listed Building' is a building of 'special architectural or historic interest', on a statutory list compiled by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Listed buildings enjoy special protected status under planning law. Buildings are chosen to be listed to enable us to preserve our built heritage.

There are three categories of listed buildings:

Grade I buildings are of exceptional interest
Buildings of national importance including both outstanding grand buildings and the fine, little altered example of some important style or date.

Grade II*, particularly important buildings
Buildings that might have merited Grade 1 status but for relatively minor detracting features such as impurities of design, or lower quality additions or alterations. Also buildings that stand out above the general mass of grade Grad II buildings because of exceptional interiors or some other features.

Grade II buildings are of special importance

Buildings of local importance or good examples of some period of style. Some degree of alteration or imperfection may be acceptable.

The current criteria for Listing means that the buildings are in one of the following categories:-

(a) Those built before 1700 which survive in anything like their original condition.
(b) Most (but not all) buildings built between 1700 and 1840.
(c) Buildings of definite quality built between 1840 and 1914 including, in particular, the principal works of the principal Architects of the time.
(d) A few buildings built after 1914 but more than 30 years old.

These buildings in the village were classified as "Listed"by English heritage in 2006.

This is not a comprehensive list of all buildings of architectural interest in the Parish.
It just happened to be the sites visited by English Heritage
during their brief visit.
Grade I

Church of St John

C12 and later Church

C12. Norman nave of flint, brick and tile coursed and with Roman brick quoins.
One Norman window in centre of north wall and north doorway surround in brick and tile, at least partly Roman.

Tile string courses. C14 west window with Roman tile dressings high up in wall over a C14 much restored reticulated ogee window. C18 angle buttresses to north-west and south-west angles. Cl5 south porch in red brick and flushwork. South door with vine reliefs and heraldry (Arms of Sackville) in spandrels.

South window late C14 with ogee scrolled hood moulding. Chancel coursed as nave with Roman tiles for quoins. East window late C14, 3 cinquefoil lights in obtusely gabled head with 5 quatrefoils above.
Transepts and tower C19 of coursed rubble rebuilt in 1875, 1908 and 1936. South porch roof of one bay with 2 king posts, ashlared of 4 cants and with ridge piece. South door, C15 casements and ogees, double on each side.


GrGrade 2

Abrams Farmhouse C16 farmhouse, modernised externally. Long range, timber framed and rendered.
Central modern front door with sets of 3 transomed casements, each side. Two
gabled dormers above the eaves. Roof ridged with gables, concrete tiles, central
red brick chimney stack. A wing extends to the rear. Inside; jowled storey-posts
flat oak joists with haunched tenons. Oak weatherboards exist beneath rendering.



Coes C16 house. Timber frame, exposd and infilled. Of 2 storeys and 2 bays with
central narrow bay with front door. Side girt with no external braces. Ground
storey front has 2 sets of sliding sashes with 6 panes each. Roof thatched,
ridged and gabled with fly hips. Two end chimney stacks, the northern one modern.
End frame with jowled posts and carved arch braces. Inside, one oak door panelled,
with fluted central muntin. Joists with diminished-haunches.
Elms Farmhouse Late C16. Late Elizabethan house of 2 storeys projecting string at first floor
level. Flemish bonded brickwork. Gabled central porch, with modern sash windows
each side; 2 similar windows on the first storey. Roof gabled and ridged, pegtiled
Farm Cottage C16 or C17 house. Timber framed and rendered, on a T-plan. Two storeys and
wing at the north, with a 2-aisled range extending south. Existing windows
sets of 3 casements. Roofs ridged and gabled, pegtiled. Red brick chimney
stack flanks the north wall

Fresh Fields
Circa 1700 house, timber framed in oak, of 3 bays. Ground floor plastered,
first floor timbers exposed. Two gabled dormer windows, ground storey windows
6 pane casements. Roof gabled, pegtiled; red brick chimney stack at east gable.
Inside bladed scarf-joints, forelock-bolted.
Herds Pasture C16 house, with hall and one jettied crosswing. Timber framed with rendered
elevations. Hall of 2 bays with solar wing at east end. Roofs ridged and gabled,
hip end at rear of cross wing, pegtiled. Chimney stack of red brick with 4
diagonal shafts conjoined. Joists with diminished-haunches. Additions to the
Norton's Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Late-C17 with mid-C20 rear extension and alterations.

Timber-framed and rendered with pitched re-used clay pin tile roof and brick chimneystack. 3-bay, lobby-entry plan.

Old Barn

Jankes Green

C18 barn, rebuilt with earlier timbers. Timber framed, clad with black weatherboards.
Midstrey offcentre towards west, south facing. Roof hipped and slate clad.
Red brick footings, Flemish-bond. Inside: tie beams on knees, primary bracing,
all oak of flat section
Peacocks C15 small house of one and a half storeys, timber framed and pargetted, Windows
sliding sashes, 3 sets. Central front door on north elevation. Roof thatched
and gabled, red Tudor brick chimney stack to east of centre; pilastered. Inside:
heavy arch brace to hall tie beam, rebate for north hall window
Staunch Farmhouse

Circa 1660-1700 house. Timber framed now rendered; formerly weatherboarded.
Windows all modern. Frame good, oak, with cyma and roll chamfer stops.

Roof ridged, central red brick chimney stack.

The Cottages
(Nos 1 and 2)
C16 hallhouse, timber frame with renderedelevations. Two tenements. Three
bays, hall formerly the 2 eastern bays. Crown post roof. Windows now modern,
casements. Roof thatched, with central red brick chimney stack. First floors
of elm, intruded.
The Hall C16 house timber framed incorporated in complex plan behind C18 and C19 elevations.
West front of red brick in Flemish bond, of 3 bays and 2 storeys with projecting
band at first floor. Ground storey windows hornless sashes 6-pane with mullions
and margin sashes straight gauged brick arches and blind recess in centre.
First storey 3 pairs of sash windows with curved gauged heads. Roof hipped
and slate clad with 3 red brick chimney stacks. Numerous extensions, 2 to north
with sham timbers externally.

The Old House
C16 house, timber framed and plastered of 2 storeys with jettied front wall.
Central front door on the ground storey with one pair of 6-pane sliding sash
windows on tile left. First storey has a wide much altered window centrally
and a pair of 6 pane sliding sashes at tile right end. Roof ridged, gabled to
the left and hipped to the right. Red brick chimney stack with 3 sloping steps,
against gabled end. Little altered.
The Rectory

Early C19 front to 2 earlier parallel wings to rear forming a 'U' plan. The
north front of gault brick with central door under a rectangular fanlight, of 2 storeys and 3 window range. Four 6-pane sashes on ground storey and two 8-pane sashes on first tstorey with central pair of 6 panes.

Roof hipped and slate clad.
The 2 rear elevations have a good C18 door with pediment on consoles, and elaborate fanlight over. Roofs pegtiled, with 2 red brick chmimney stacks on each ridge.
Inside good stairs, bracketted tread ends and mahogany hand rail.

Top Barn at
Elms Farm
C17 barn. Of 5 bays, timber framed and weatherboarded, central midstrey. One
aisle. Jowled main posts, roof with wind-braced side purlins. Roof now corrugated
iron. Bladed scarf joints.
Wythers Farmhouse C18 and earlier house of one long range. Timber framed and rendered. Existing
windows casements, 3 dormers on front slope of roof which is ridged and pegtiled.
Red brick chimney stack off centre, on ridge line. L-plan.

Yorklette Cottage






Mount Cottage

House, late medieval. Timber framed and rendered with plain tile roofs. Single storey with attic; 2 storey cross wing to Yorklette Cottage.

Built as hall house, then divided into two cottages in the C18. Former hall and upper end contained in Yorklette Cottage to the north; the crosswing of two bays, rear roof of cross wing gableted; inserted floor in hall with stop chamfered C16 floor joists,

Fomer parlour/solar with wall of exposed framing and tension bracing to former hall. Cross wing has arch-braced tie beam. Stair opening in floor at NE corner and bridging joists resting on substantial shaped corbel in south wall. Inglenook stack on party wall projecting through front slope of roof.

The 1851 Census indicates:
Nathanial Bland aged 34 Shopkeeper
Ann Bland aged 43
Thomas Bland (Widower and Lodger) aged 77


The adjacent property is Mount Cottage , which has break in the roof line. Broad gabled dormers to each may date to the C17. Ridge stack to Mount Cottage. External stack to left return. Each cottage with a catslide roof rear dormer.
Evidence of C17 work in parlour of Mount Cottage, chamfered beam with ogee stop.


Other notable properties in Mount Bures.


The land on which this property stands can be traced back to 1501 when the Tenement was held by John Intelsham.

In the past this propertry had some 20 acres of land attached.

Eventually Rumpes cottage with only 5 acres left, was sold to Greene King in 1890 as it backed onto the Thatchers Arms. In 1961 the cottage was purchased back from the Brewery and the family name still carries on today as the current owners

Records date this property or land back to 1505, when Thomas Bene was instructed to clear the ditches
Wellhouse Farm

This modern house was built after the original Wellhouse Farmhouse was demolished in the early 1950`s together with the Windmill.

Early Wellhouse dates back to circa 1577.


Josselyns is a timber framed building originally built on a medieaval plan with parlour, hall and service rooms.

It was originall called "Old Worshippes" and dated back to circa 1526.

Most probably renamed to the current Josselyns by John Josselyn who owned the property in 1742.



All images taken from Google Street Map.

ECC Records Office Sept 03
Listed by ECC Heritage Dept 2006 (Listed 2010)