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Bensons

A Grade II Listed Building in Harlow, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7594 / 51°45'33"N

Longitude: 0.1449 / 0°8'41"E

OS Eastings: 548132

OS Northings: 208919

OS Grid: TL481089

Mapcode National: GBR LDR.MGN

Mapcode Global: VHHMF.G1HL

Entry Name: Bensons

Listing Date: 16 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1111640

English Heritage Legacy ID: 119602

Location: Harlow, Essex, CM17

County: Essex

District: Harlow

Town: Harlow

Electoral Ward/Division: Church Langley

Built-Up Area: Harlow

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Harlow St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

The following building shall be included:-

EPPING FOREST HARLOW COMMON
TL 40 NE
4.14 Bensons
II
House. Probably C16 remodelled in Cl7 and altered and extended in C20. Timber box
frame with fairly close studding and plastered panels. Plain tile roof with
gableted half-hipped ends. Rendered brick axial stack. 3-bay plan, its service end
on right (east) and hall at centre originally both open to the roof. 1 storey and
attic. Asymmetrical 3-bay south front. To left of centre a large gabled 2-storey
bay window; to right and left C20 single storey bay windows, all with C20 casements.
C20 glazed door to right of centre. C20 bay window on left (west) end and C20
rendered single storey outshuts at rear.

Interior: Central room, former hall, has chamfered axial beam with bar stops,
chamfered joists with stepped concave stops and C20 brick fireplace. Right hand
(east) former service room is open to roof (but ceiled above collar) showing curved
wind-braces to clasped purlins. The partition between service room and former
screens passage has wide opening below low tie-beam with straight braces and
studding at either end and closed above with vertical studding. The left hand
(west) room, now open to roof and showing full-height partition at high end of hall
with straight braces below tie beam and studding. Jowled wall-posts, large low
well-plates and wall studding exposed and without side girts. Only the roof space
over the service end was accessible above the collars, where the common rafters are
not smoke-blackened.

Listing NGR: TL4813208919

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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