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Description: Hockerill Residential School
Date Listed: 11 July 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 160905
OS Grid Reference: TL4958421391
OS Grid Coordinates: 549584, 221391
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8710, 0.1714
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5253 DUNMOW ROAD
TL 42 SE:6/16
Former Church of England Elementary Schoolmistresses' residential college by Joseph
Clarke, 1852. Tudor Gothic style. Diaper patterned red brick walls with stone
dressed doors and windows. Old red tile pitched roofs with Hampton Court style brick
chimneys. Quadrangular plan, 2 storeys. West garden front, formerly entrance:
5 windows with central Tudor doorway beneath traceried, crenellated oriel retaining
original latticework. Split level roof with stone coping. Mullioned and transomed
ground floor windows and single first floor dormitory lights. It continues on south
in 1 1/2 storeys. Porch and 2 windows, then U-plan, 5 window block facing south. Gable
ends and large mullioned and transomed windows on south and west. Gabled porch on
south-west corner. Main south front, now entrance, is 7 windows; 3 on east, a 1924
addition. Modern porch. East front has central projecting single storey chapel.
1878 by J Clarke. Plain red brick, steep red tile roof. Early English style,
4 lancets to sides and triad on east gable end. West gable has ornamental tiles and
wooden belfry. Chapel interiors: open trussed rafter roof, stone sedilia, piscina and
book recess. Organ loft over west end. Interior of quadrangle. Traceried tie beam
ceiling in former assembly hall on west side. In north-east corner room is a late C19
large stone Perpendicular style fireplace. Late C19 additions on north-east of
quadrangle. Modern cloisters. Good example of mid C19 college architecture.
(Pevsner second Ed Rev (1977) 103).
Listing NGR: TL4958421391
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Source: English Heritage
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