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Belchamp Hall, Including Outbuilding at Rear, Belchamp Walter

Description: Belchamp Hall, Including Outbuilding at Rear

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 November 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 115741

OS Grid Reference: TL8264240688
OS Grid Coordinates: 582642, 240688
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0345, 0.6613

Location: Hall Road, Belchamp Walter, Essex CO10 7AT

Locality: Belchamp Walter
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 7AT

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Listing Text

TL 84 SW (west side)

1/23 Belchamp Hall, including
12.11.55 outbuilding at rear


Small mansion. c.1720. Of red brick with gabled peg tile roof for front range
with a series of hipped roofs at rear forming 'double pile' plan form. Generally
of 2 storeys with attics, but with complex group of attached outbuildings at
rear, mostly of one storey with attics. Facade of 9 bays of double hung sashes,
with small panes and parapetted gable ends and front. The centre bay with
pediment over first floor projects slightly forward. 2 bays at each end are
articulated with giant pilasters to suggest corner pavilions. Walling is of
fawn gault bricks and dressings aprons and pilasters are of carefully rubbed
and gauged red brick. Behind the parapet are 3 pedimental dormers the centre
is semi-circular. A late C18 central stone porch has Doric pilasters and urn
finials. The plinth has a series of semi-circular relieving arches partly
exposed above ground level. On the south front is a 2 storey C19 canted bay
window with brick detail to match the front. The gable ends have large
rectangular stacks. The entrance hall has a stone flagged floor and dog-leg
stair of simple late C18 character. The half landing has an elaborate
semi-circular headed window, glazed with fragments of C16, C17 and C18 stained
glass. Similar panels of glass are incorporated into the ground floor front
sash windows. The southern room of the front range has late C18 panelling and
doors and internal window shutters. The north room is panelled, incorporating
overmantel with friezes and many fragments of linen-fold and marquetry work. A
pair of late C18 Ionic red marble columns stand in antis. The rear outbuildings
include 2 square tower-like brick structures, with peg tile pyramid roofs and a
single storey link block. To the north of these is a one storey and attic
block, part white weatherboarded with a painted timber cupola.

Listing NGR: TL8264240688

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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