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Littlebury, Stanford Rivers

Description: Littlebury

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 117914

OS Grid Reference: TL5511601179
OS Grid Coordinates: 555116, 201179
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6879, 0.2426

Location: Stanford Rivers, Essex CM5 9PD

Locality: Stanford Rivers
Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM5 9PD

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Listing Text

In the entry for:



TL 50 WE
5/210 (formerly listed as
Littlebury Hall)


This item shall be upgraded to II* (star)

The descriptive notes shall be amended to read:

House, c 1540 and earlier. Ground floor of brick, partly rendered with timber framed
and rendered/pebble dash first floor. Roofs are gabled and of peg titles. Of two
storeys and 'T' plan form, comprising a 'hall' and crosswing. The 'front' elevation
is in fact the north flank of the crosswing, and is symmetrical with three small pane
double hung sash windows over canted, double hung sash bays and a central early C19th
door surround. This has a heavy 'Grecian' cornice, a rectangular fanlight with a
cross of glazing bars and the original six-panel door. A substantial Cl7 red brick
stack against the east wall of the cross wing has been rebuilt towards the top. The
ground floor of the hall range has thick brick walls in English bond, and an original
moulded timber front door surround. The rear of the block has an original hall
window with timber moulded mullions and transoms and 24 plain glazed lights. The
upper lights still retain their central iron diamond bars. Towards the cross wing
there is a similar window of 8 lights and the remains of the former rear door. All
openings on this side have original moulded brick drip mouldings and the junction
with the timber framed first floor bridged by a moulded brick coping.

Internally the eastern half of the cross wing is found to be of late medieval date
and the service cross wing of an earlier house on the site. The 2 storey hall range
is of traditional disposition with a former cross passage against the surviving wing.
One elaborately moulded service door opening survives with double stepped stops. At
the 'high' end is a similar doorcase formerly leading to a 'parlour' of a long
demolished southern cross wing. The first floor is divided into two chambers, one
against the cross wing probably containing the original stairs. A narrower moulded
door surround in the south wall presumably led to a former solar. The timber framing
of the upper floor is of high quality with a pegged mid wall rail and thick arch
bracing. The floor. between hall and upper chamber is original and has excessively
deep narrow floor joists with central tenons and diminished haunches above and below.
The original roof, of which only one truss survives,has side purlins,queen posts and
concave profile windbracing. The attic floor is also original with a simplified form
of the same floor joist joints. A Cl7 iron casement window on the first floor east
side has cockspur fittings and a stained glass crest of the Rivers family.


5/210 Littlebury
(formerly listed as
27.8.52 Littlebury Ball)


House. Cl6 or earlier, the remains of a much larger house (20+ rooms said
to be demolished C18/C19). Timber framed and plastered, the lower part bricked-
up, probably Cl9. Red plain tiled roof. 2 storeys and attics. T-shaped. West
side of south wing with original 8 light windows with transomes, moulded framed
and mullions. Frontage of 3 window range C18/19 vertical sliding sashes.
Ground floor with 2 hipped bay windows. Central band. Original 6-panel door
with light over in moulded surround with moulded flat box canopy. Original
stained glass coat of arms. Said to have original panelling, doors and other
features internally. Red brick chimney stacks to left and right. RCHM 2.

Listing NGR: TL5511601179

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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