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Date Listed: 29 December 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 112883
OS Grid Reference: TL6886502777
OS Grid Coordinates: 568865, 202777
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6983, 0.4421
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Moated Site Known As Killigrews, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
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1. MARGARETTING MAIN ROAD
5213 (South-East Side)
TL 60 SE 12/383 29.12.52.
Approached by a drive from Main Road. Prior to 1745 the house was known as "Shenfield".
Originally an early C16 moated manor house built by John Berdefeld of Shenfield
(1477-1514). The moat survives, with much of the C16 brick revetment (QV). The
house was refronted in red brick and altered in 1714 by William Alexander of Shenfield.
In the C20 a wing was added to the east side, in C18 style matching the west block.
2 storeys and attics. The west front is 5 window range, double-hung sashes with
glazing bars, in flush cased frames. The ground storey windows have gauged brick
arches with stuccoed keystones. A raised brick band with a moulded stucco string
course runs between the storeys. A central 6-panel door with raised and fielded
panels and a semi-circular fanlight with ornamental glazing bars has a doorcase
with fluted Roman Doric columns and an open segmental modillion pediment. The
doorway is approached by a flight of steps. On the south side there are 2 two-
storeyed canted bays, tile hung, with double hung sashes with glazing bars and
central casements with semi-circular arched glazing bars to the window heads.
Roof tiled, hipped on the north and south ends, with a modillion eaves cornice,
2 gabled dormers to the west front and 1 gabled dormer to the north and south
fronts. The interior has a fine C17 panelled dining room and 3 panelled bedrooms.
The house, which is approached by a bridge over the moat, is set in fine gardens.
Listing NGR: TL6886502777
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Source: English Heritage
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