British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Dragons, Loughton

Description: Dragons

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 February 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 118633

OS Grid Reference: TQ4162096117
OS Grid Coordinates: 541620, 196117
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6460, 0.0455

Location: 2 Little Dragons, Loughton IG10 4DZ

Locality: Loughton
Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: IG10 4DZ

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Loughton, Essex at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

1/22 Dragons

Late Victorian house, dated 1883 on the south elevation. The plan is complex,
comprising a main range aligned roughly north to south, which presents a north-
west front elevation. The whole is of red brick in English bond, of 2 storeys,
with attics. Roofs ridged and gabled, with a hipped end to the loggia, clay-
tiled, with crested ridge-bonnets and various red clay gable finials, including
dragons, dogs, decorative crosses. Four chimney stacks exist, asymetrically
placed with regard to the plan, all having bold treatment with oversailing
coursing at their tops. The front elevation has 2 storey, hipped bay window
of five lights, the lower part with a transom and studs with pargetted infill
between the storeys. To the right (south-west) is a projecting wing, gabled,
with pierced and serpentine verge boards - its gable pargetted between studs.
The first storey of this wing has a square and jettied bay window of 5 lights
with a transom over a semi-hexagonal bay of 7 lights, also transomed. In the
return of this wing is the porch, steeply gabled with serpentine pierced verge
boards and timber finial, 2 glazed and leaded Gothick doors and close-boarded
panels beneath the leaded side-lights. The south-west elevation has the brick
loggia projecting centrally, with a 3 light oriel window on first storey, over
an open arcade of 2, 4-centred and pointed arches. The south-west elevation
presents a gabled wing on the right, jettied tiebeam and first floor, with
matching verge boards, a 2 light semi-hexagonal oriel window on first floor and
a 6 light, full height semi-hexagonal bay on ground storey. The loggia arcade
is to the right of this, and a single projection left of it, with matching verge
boards and a 3 light casement; from this aspect the unusually bold projection of
the wing seen from north-west over the oriel - is most pronounced. Inside: the
porch a pictorial nativity in coloured ceramics, entrance hall a carved wooden
pilaster dated 1894, a Gothick timber arcade on the landing and a carved fire
surround, of 9 panels, with carved pictorial relief overmantel, the whole having
Gothick recesses either side. The stairs have heavy stop-chamferd newels with
acorn finials and very finely turned English-twist balusters. The Gothic arcade
on the first floor landing is jettied on very bold timber coving with acorn
pendants over the ground-storey entrance hall.

Listing NGR: TQ4162096117

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.