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Jericho Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Blackmore, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6908 / 51°41'26"N

Longitude: 0.3182 / 0°19'5"E

OS Eastings: 560333

OS Northings: 201658

OS Grid: TL603016

Mapcode National: GBR YC.0WW

Mapcode Global: VHHMQ.GRLQ

Entry Name: Jericho Priory

Listing Date: 27 August 1952

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373314

Location: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green, Brentwood, Essex, CM4

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green

Built-Up Area: Blackmore

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Blackmore St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


723-1/15/7 (East side)
27/08/52 Jericho Priory
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Jericho Priory)


House. C18, incorporating a timber-framed range of C17 or
earlier, altered and extended in late C19 and early C20. Red
brick in Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red clay tiles.
Square plan with 4 angle towers, entrance elevation to N, with
internal stack to right of centre and 2 external stacks to
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. C18 service wing to left, aligning with
front left angle tower, and late C19 extension to it with
stack in end walls, and gambrel roof, 2 storeys with attics.
C20 single-storey conservatory with flat roof to rear of left
rear angle tower, extending to left.
The entrance elevation of the main house has on the ground
floor one sash of 6+6 lights, 2 of 4+4 lights, and 3 blocked
apertures, all with segmental flat brick arches. First floor,
5 similar sashes of 4+4 lights and one blocked aperture.
Second floor, 2 sashes of 2+2 lights, and 4 blocked apertures.
C20 door in early C20 gabled porch in Gothic style, with
coupled rafter roof of high quality. Egg-and-dart eaves
cornice of moulded brick. The roof is hipped in 3 E-W ranges,
bridging the shallow recess between the angle towers at the
front, and the deeper recess at the back; the hipped roofs of
the angle towers connect with the main roofs. Perforated ridge
tiles, late C19. The front elevation of the service wing has
on the ground floor an oval window with casement, marginal
lights, and dressed brick surround, next to the main house,
and to left of it 3 sashes of 6+6 lights with segmental
arches, 2 of which are in the late C19 extension. First floor,
4 similar sashes of 3+6 lights, 2 of which are in the late C19
extension. All the windows, in this and other elevations,
appear to have been renewed in the early C20 in early C18
style. The gabled roof of the service wing is of machine-made
red clay tiles. The brick courses of the C18 and late C19
parts align, but the bricks are of different quality, with a
straight joint between.
The S (garden) elevation of the main house has on the ground
floor one sash of 4+4 lights in the left angle tower (the
other masked by the C20 conservatory), with four C20 French
windows between with altered brick arches, the brickwork above
them rebuilt to the windows above. First floor, 2:4:2 range of
sashes of 4+4, 6+6, and 4+4 lights respectively. Second floor,
similar range of 2+2 and 3+3 lights. All the original window
arches are segmental-flat and gauged; the C20 arches of the
French window arches are shallower. All the arches of this
elevation (and their pointing) have been coloured a brighter
red than the adjacent brickwork. Deep plaster coving above
central part, with partly set into it a stone sundial
inscribed 'Sine sole inutus sum'. Egg-and-dart moulded brick
cornice on angle towers only.
The W elevation (to Church Street) has on the ground floor 2
sashes of 4+4 lights, 2 of 6+6 and 2 blank apertures, similar
to those of the entrance elevation. First floor, 2 sashes of
4+4 sashes, one of 6+6, and 4 blank apertures. Second floor 2
sashes of 2+2 lights, one of 3+3, half-glassed emergency door
and 3 blank apertures. 2 brick giant pilasters enclosing
central windows. Cornice similar to that of entrance front,
and 5 hips. The C18 rear left service range is of red brick in
Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red clay tiles, with C20
casements, flat-roofed dormers and skylights, late C19
perforated ridge tiles. The E gable end has a regular pattern
of blue headers. Lean-to greenhouse to S, treble garage to E.
INTERIOR: main house is mainly styled in the early C20. The 2
ground-floor rooms at the rear have boxed axial beams, and are
reported to have timber-framed walls, now concealed by C20
finishes, indicating that a range approximately 9m x 5m of C17
or earlier origin was incorporated in the present house in the
C18. One wide wood-burning hearth on the N side of this is of
handmade bricks, with C20 pointing of cement mortar, jambs
0.46m wide, C20 low arch; this possibly survives from the
earlier house. The C18 wood-burning hearth back to back with
it has a C20 mantel beam. The C18 front left hearth has a C20
mantel beam and pointing of cement mortar. In the rear left
service range, on the first floor, is a cast-iron grate of
c1800. The legend reported in the 1976 list is taken from P
Morant, which traces the ownership from the dissolution of the
Augustinian Priory in 1527. The C18 vehicle access was from
Church Street, until the early C20, when this was converted to
a foot access, and a new main access was made to Ingatestone
Road on the E.
(Morant P: The History and Antiquities of the County of Essex:
1768-: 56-7).

Listing NGR: TL6033301658

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