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Cannons Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Stondon Massey, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6819 / 51°40'54"N

Longitude: 0.2888 / 0°17'19"E

OS Eastings: 558332

OS Northings: 200610

OS Grid: TL583006

Mapcode National: GBR WP.RGM

Mapcode Global: VHHMP.YZKH

Entry Name: Cannons Cottages

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197348

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373812

Location: Stondon Massey, Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Stondon Massey

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Stondon Massey Ss Peter and Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


723-1/1/540 (East side)
20/02/76 Nos. 1 and 2 Cannons Cottages
(Formerly Listed as:
ONGAR ROAD, Stondon Massey
Cannon's Cottages)


House. now divided into 2 cottages. c1600, early C19 and C20.
Timber-framed, rough cast rendered with brick additions also
rough cast rendered, peg-tiled roof. Plan rectangular with
ground floor out-shut to N and flat roofed addition behind it
to E. Narrow 2 storeyed extension to S set back to rear with
hipped roof with flat C20 tiles. In front of this extension, a
flat roofed C20 addition, extending forward and round E front
to provide an outer door porch for No.2. 2 storeyed lean-to at
rear of No.1. Principal stack central but set back well behind
roof apex, rebuilt in C19 using C17 bricks at base. Minor C19
stack on N end gable and another of C19 at S end of rear
lean-to. E front elevation of main house - block of 3 bays,
ground floor, 2 windows flanking door, 3 first-floor windows.
Central front door with flat hood and shaped console brackets,
reeded door case architrave. Door 6 panels, lower 4 project
slightly, upper 2 glazed. Windows early C19, sashes with
glazing bars, 4x4 panes and moulded architraves. N out-shut
and S front extension each have a C20 sash window with glazing
bars, 4x4 panes and S door (for No.2), C20 framed with 3
carved panels. First floor of S gable end and adjacent W
elevation of rear extension has C19 sash windows, similar to
front, 3x4 panes. Rear out-shut to No.1, C19 3-light casement,
C19 boarded door in contemporary surround, C19 2-light
casement and C20 small single light casement. Rear of No.2 all
C20 work. Ground floor, one 2-light casement, glazing bars,
3x4 panes and one 2 plain 2-light window and between them a
door with upper part glazed, glazing bars, 3x3 panes. 2 panels
below. First floor, single 2-light casement. N end elevation
(No.1) all C20, lean-to fully glazed door with glazing bars,
2x5 panes, 2 windows, top opening, glazing bars, 4x4 panes and
pantiled roof. Rear flat roofed extension has 2 casement
windows, top opening.
INTERIOR: central stack has massive back to back fireplaces,
now reduced, N side crudely cut back to make room for central
staircase rising from back of house. S side with modest C20
fireplace. Main house consists of one bay either side of
stacks with heavy framing to rear and primary bracing at N
end. At S end wall top plate, corner jowled storey post and
tie-beam. Prick post survives in S gable. Roof over S end has
original trapped side purlin and curved wind brace
construction. Front of house and N end wall, early C19
timber-framing, mechanically sawn timber, slender members,
primary bracing. The house was originally of c1600, 2-celled,
symmetrical, with central chimney and back to back fireplaces
and lobby entrance leading to a stair in front of the stack
(more usual to have stair at back of stack but the front stair
form became the norm in colonial houses in America). Early C19
alteration involved the re-building of the front and N ends,
new central corridor and stair with necessary reduction of
stack and construction of additions and out-shuts. The main
stack was rebuilt and 2 minor stacks added.

Listing NGR: TL5833200610

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