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Pilgrims Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Brentwood, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6427 / 51°38'33"N

Longitude: 0.271 / 0°16'15"E

OS Eastings: 557236

OS Northings: 196203

OS Grid: TQ572962

Mapcode National: GBR WS.10T

Mapcode Global: VHHMW.NZ44

Entry Name: Pilgrims Hall

Listing Date: 21 October 1958

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197240

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373515

Location: Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Town: Brentwood

Electoral Ward/Division: Pilgrims Hatch

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Bentley Common St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


BRENTWOOD

TQ59NE ONGAR ROAD, Pilgrims Hatch
723-1/5/258 (West side)
21/10/58 Pilgrims Hall

II

House. C18, early C19, mid-C19, early C20. Stuccoed brick and
plain red brick, roofs hipped and slated. Central block with
projecting Regency bowed walls at NW and SE ends. NW end
projects back as a wing making a long NW elevation, SE end a
shorter wing with mid-C19 rear block in angle with principal
range, contemporary stair tower in rear angle of NW wing with
main range. Early C20 nursery wing added to back section of SE
elevation and porch added to central door on SW front. SE
front elevation.
EXTERIOR: 2 storey, 1:3:1 window range, parapet with simple
cavetto moulded cornice, ground floor outer windows bowed,
early C19, principal frames with side lights, frames with
reeded moulding, sashes replaced, glazing bars, each 1x2, 2x2,
1x2 panes. Central unit 2 early C20 4-light casement windows
with small rectangular leaded panes. Between these early C20
timber porch with canted sides and flat head with simple
cornice. Tuscan pilasterrs and windows with small rectangular
leaded panes, inner door C20, panelled in C19 doorway with
semicircular fanlight. First floor, 2 early C19 outer bowed
sash windows with thin glazing bars each 5x4 panes, central
block 2 plain outer C20 sash windows with central French
window, each leaf with one glazing bar, 2 panes. Central unit
between bows, full width early C19 cast-iron balcony with
ornemental railings and uprights and swept canopy. To SE, set
back, front elevation of early C20 block, 2 storeys and
attics, Regency style, bowed outer section and flat headed
attic windows above with dropped sills interrupting the eaves
of the hipped roof. Bowed section has 3 first-floor sash
windows with glazing bars, each 3x4 panes above single
ground-floor central window of same design. Adjacent to bowed
unit one window with glazing bars of 1x4 panes and a round
window with glazing bars and central 2x3 casement unit. Attic
dormer windows all with glazing bars, 2 with 3x4 panes and one
tripartite, 1x3, 3x4, 1x3 panes. Also NW dormer has
continuation window below, 3x4 panes, conservatory partly
masking ground floor. NW end elevation 2 storey, red brick,
Flemish bond, parapet cement rendered, cavetto moulded
cornice. Windows unevenly spaced. Ground floor, 4 French
windows with moulded cement rendered surrounds, each with
boxing for blinds. Each leaf of French windows has glazing
bars, 1x3 panes. First-floor windows all similar. Flat gauged
brick voussoirs, sashes with glazing bars, 3x4 panes. SE
elevation. End of early C20 nursery block. Dominant central
projecting stack with prominent shaft in red brick on shaped
shoulders. At first floor level, depressed blind roundel with
4 key-stones. Ground floor central door through stack with
semicircular fan-light, all set in depressed arch with tall
side lights and tile bands linking to windows in side wall.
Windows have glazing bars, 4x3 panes (whole end wall
composition influenced by Lutyens' Tigbourne Court). Rear NE
elevation C19 blocks, 2 storey, C20 end unit, 2 storey and
attics: early C19 wing to SE has hexagonal bell turret with
ogee cupola. Windows in this and NW wing are segment headed,
sashes with glazing bars. Both wings have 2 upper windows,
each with 3x4 panes. SE wing ground floor C20 segment headed
window. NW wing ground floor C20 bay window with casement of
4x2 panes. Mid-C19 unit and stair tower between wings, red
brick with segment headed windows with sashes, some with
horns. At rear of earliest central unit, ground floor, early
C19 curved door, repositioned now with upper glazing of 4
panes. Above in segment headed aperture early C20 3-light
window with small rectangular leaded panes. Early C20 block to
SE has flat roofed bay projection of 2 storeys with canted
sides and attached ground floor porch on NW side with hipped
roof. Windows of C20 block, ground and first floor, mainly
segment headed sashes with glazing bars. Attic windows flat
headed sills dropped below eaves.
INTERIOR: hall with early C20 panelling, same as front door.
Much C20 subdivision, end rooms with bowed front to NW. Adam
style ceiling with wheat-ear decoration. SE room heavier
mid-C19 floral relief decorated ceiling in papier-mache. Map
of 1795 at County Hall said to show rectangle, without bowed
ends. 'probably Late Georgian with Victorian (1860?)
alterations, adding up to a Regency effect'.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Essex: 1965-: 102).


Listing NGR: TQ5723696203

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