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Latitude: 51.6918 / 51°41'30"N
Longitude: 0.3184 / 0°19'6"E
OS Eastings: 560339
OS Northings: 201769
OS Grid: TL603017
Mapcode National: GBR YC.0XM
Mapcode Global: VHHMQ.GQNY
Entry Name: The Old Manor House with Attached Railings and Gate
Listing Date: 20 February 1976
Last Amended: 9 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1197167
English Heritage Legacy ID: 373322
Location: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green, Brentwood, Essex, CM4
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
TL6001 CHURCH STREET
723-1/15/16 (East side)
20/02/76 The Old Manor House with attached
railings and gate
(Formerly Listed as:
CHURCH STREET, Blackmore
Old Manor House)
House. Early C19. Gault and red brick in Flemish bond, roofed
with slate. Shallow rectangular plan facing S (gable end to
street) with 2 internal rear stacks, 2 storeys. Service range
to right comprising 2 storey lean-to with stack in junction
wall, and short wing beyond of one storey and attic with
external stack at end. Single-storey weatherboarded and slated
corridor lean-to at rear, full length of house, added at an
EXTERIOR: the front elevation of the main range is of gault
bricks, the remainder of red bricks. Symmetrical elevation. On
ground floor 2 original sashes of 3+6 lights with slender
glazing bars, flat brick arches, and original external louvred
shutters. On first floor 3 original sashes of 6+6 lights with
similar glazing bars and arches. The lower right window is of
teak, the others of pine, all conservatively repaired c1988.
Central 5-panel door with heavy mouldings and glazed top
panel, in original wooden porch with 2 round columns with
simple bases and caps, each side; 2 stone steps. Low-pitched
roof with wide overhanging eaves.
Each stage of the service range is set back, with 2 cast-iron
casements on ground floor and one on first floor; some crown
glass on first floor; segmental arches. Cement rendered dado
at front and left side. The gable end has many blue headers;
moulded wooden cornice forming a pediment at the gable.
RAILINGS AND GATE attached at front left corner; wrought-iron
stanchions with cranked stays, 3 original cast-iron urn
terminals (3 exact replicas being cast at Rayne Foundry,
1989); wrought-iron railings with spearheads; cast-iron sill
on brick plinth; gate with dipped top rail and original spring
latch, all wrought-iron.
INTERIOR: almost all internal features are original. Central
stair hall with 6-panel door to each side, each with reeded
architrave and paterae. Curved stair with turned pine newels,
stick balusters, mahogany handrail, semi-elliptical arch
below. On first floor, half-glazed door to middle room,
2-panel pine doors to each side room; similar door with
planted mouldings to first floor of service range. Folding
shutters to ground-floor windows. Both ground-floor fireplaces
are original, with cast-iron reeded architraves and paterae.
First-floor fireplaces blocked 1988, one similar cast-iron
fire surround loose but still on premises January 1989, the
other replaced in c1900. A special feature is that the
original external brickwork of the rear wall with fine incised
lines in the mortar, now limewashed, has been preserved in
excellent condition by the early addition of the lean-to
corridor. The original louvred shutters merit special care.
The boundary wall to east of the property has a stone tablet
stating that it was built and owned by JN GODFREY, 1839.
Listing NGR: TL6033901769
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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