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Shelley Hall, Ongar

Description: Shelley Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 117860

OS Grid Reference: TL5532805034
OS Grid Coordinates: 555328, 205034
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7225, 0.2474

Location: Church Lane, Ongar, Essex CM5 0HQ

Locality: Ongar
Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM5 0HQ

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Listing Text

2/146 Church Lane
Shelley Hall

- 11*

House. Originally early Cl4. Hall house with later additions including Cl8
and 1869 bricking-up. Timber framed with gault brick cladding and red brick
dressing to doors and windows and central band and vari-colour moulded band
to eaves. 2 storeys and attics with flint and brick lined Cl6 cellar. Red
plain tiled roof. Hall range to left with ball finial to gable end and stone
coping Two gabled crosswings to right with ball finial at gable end. Flat roof
single storey extension to far right. Left crosswing has 2 storey C18 bay
windows to left of which is a gabled, gault brick porch, with stone coping, ball
finial, Moorish arch with broached springing and six panelled door, above which
is a Crown and Griffins head hatchment and date 1869. Forward left, external
contemporary Cl9 chimney stack with 2 octagonal shafts and octagonal shaft to
right rear. 1:1:1 window range of Cl8 small paned, double hung sliding sash
windows with sidelights, the bays with 3 lights. Internally, the original
heavily sooted Cl4 roof structure with 4 armed square Crown post with moulded
capital. This building altered and enlarged, probably by John Greene,a date on
door lintel 1587 would be compatable. There is a small side room in the roof
with 8 painted panels and painted intermediate studs. One panel depicts a
Cockerel and the others running foliar designs. A fine late C16 early C17
carved oak chimney piece. Cl8 staircase, doors and moulded surrounds. Cl8
panelled room with fine Cl8 fireplace. Original shutters to some rooms. RCHM

Listing NGR: TL5532805034

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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