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Description: Doggetts Farmhouse
Date Listed: 13 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 123183
OS Grid Reference: TQ8806591976
OS Grid Coordinates: 588065, 191976
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5952, 0.7138
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ROCHFORD DOGGETTS CHASE
TQ 89 SE
6/191 Doggetts Farmhouse
House. Early C19 front range of C16 or earlier origin. Gault brick front and
right return, hipped red plain tiled roof. C16 red brick external chimney stack
to left return, off centre right and 3 rear chimney stacks. 2 storeys, parapet.
4 window range of tripartite small paned vertically sliding sashes, segmental
heads. Off centre right 3-panelled door with top light oval fanlight, flat
canopy and side lights. Right return, 3 similar window range. Internal
features include vertical shutters to one room, 6 cast iron fire surrounds to
upstairs rooms and landing including one very small, narrow surround with round
head possibly used for heating warming pans etc. C18 panelled overmantel and
side cupboard with 3 shelves. C19 W.C. with wooden bench seat. C19 archway and
cornice to hall. Stick balusters to staircase, wreathed handrail. 6-panelled
doors with moulded surrounds. In the kitchen to left is an original C16 stone
firesurround with stop chamfered arch. There are scratch dates and names on the
stone, one reads Rebecca Rake 1595. The frame of the original building is at
present covered excepting for some heavy wall studs adjacent to this chimney
stack which have recently been exposed. Philip Morant writes," another reputed
Manor, it took the name from an ancient family, 1305 Robert Doggett and Alice
his wife held one messuage and 26 acres of arable purchased by Beatrix Doggett.
It belonged to Robert Earl of Warwick in 1619". L.E. Jerram-Burrows writes that
the property was purchased in 1867 by a Shropshire man William Taylor Meeson
from the then Lord of the Manor. Philip Morant "A History of the County of
Essex", 1763-8. L.E. Jerram-Burrows "Rochford Remembered" 1983.
Listing NGR: TQ8806591976
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