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Description: Wall Enclosing Braxted Park
Date Listed: 8 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 118903
OS Grid Reference: TL8476615698
OS Grid Coordinates: 584766, 215698
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8094, 0.6788
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TL 81 NW, NE, SE GREAT BRAXTED BRAXTED PARK ROAD
1/59, 2/59 & 4/59 Wall enclosing Braxted
Park wall. Circa 1825-1831. For Peter Du Cane . Red brick with moulded
coping, mainly stepped. Of varying height approx. 3-4 metres in Flemish bond.
The wall has a circumference of approx. 4 1/2 miles. It adjoins Braxted Park Road
to the south and Kelvedon Road to the west, Pundicts Lodge track to east and
returns from thence to Kelvedon Road. Building commenced 1825 at Kelvedon
Lodge, the NW angle. The anti-clockwise building phases are commemorated with
stone plaques set in the wall inscribed e.g.P. D.-1825. In addition to
Kelvedon Lodge and entrance gates q.v. 2/72, 73 Witham Lodge q.v. 1/60 is
situated at the SW angle, Nos. 1 & 2 entrance lodges with Nos. 3 and 4 on
opposite side of Braxted Park Road q.v. 4/61,2,3 & 4. The entrance gates to
Great Braxted Church are of wrought iron with side panels supported by square
brick pillars with plain stone capping, wall plaque dated 1827 but the gates and
pillars appear to be of a later date. Entrance gateway at southeast angle has
tall square red brick pillars, moulded stone capping surmounted by lidded urn
finials dated 1828 and 1830. The new entrance to Pundicts Lodge with large ball
finials to brick pillars and tall arrow head rails and gates. A rare survival
in Essex and of good quality, the wall exemplifies the prestige of the Du Cane
family at Braxted Park during the 19th century. Peter Du Cane removed the
houses from near Great Braxted Church to Bung Row q.v. 4/88-92 thus enclosing
only the Church in this area of the Park.
Listing NGR: TL8476615698
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