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The Clock House

A Grade I Listed Building in Great Dunmow, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8797 / 51°52'46"N

Longitude: 0.3618 / 0°21'42"E

OS Eastings: 562660

OS Northings: 222759

OS Grid: TL626227

Mapcode National: GBR NGB.29F

Mapcode Global: VHJJF.703W

Plus Code: 9F32V9H6+VP

Entry Name: The Clock House

Listing Date: 7 February 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1098272

English Heritage Legacy ID: 353453

ID on this website: 101098272

Location: Church End, Uttlesford, Essex, CM6

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Great Dunmow

Built-Up Area: Great Dunmow

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Dunmow St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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House, mid C16 and early C17. Part timber framed and plastered and part red
brick with gabled peg tile roofs. The front early C17 block is of 3 storeys
with attics in red, English bond brickwork, with 2 curvilinear gables on the
E elevation and wider single shaped gables on N and S fronts. Peg tile roofs
behind parapets and parapetted curvilinear gables which have terminal finials.
General characteristics to contemporary manor houses of Suffolk with 3 storeys
of mullioned and transomed windows under the gables, moulded string courses
at storey levels and shallow brick pediments over the 2nd storey and attics
storey windows on N and S fronts. Centre bay of front has large contemporary
door like arrangement on first floor opening on to projecting brick porch with
Doric pilasters and semi-circular entrance arch. Two large stacks on rear wall,
one with 4 and one with 6 octagonal shafts with conjoined heads. Ogee lead
roofed clock turret over centre of roof on white weatherboarded base. The
interior of this block has central through passage with C18 arch topped doors
with hexagon patterned glazing bars. The hall on the ground floor, has moulded
bridging joists and a stone paved floor of white and black irregular chequer
board. Rooms throughout have C18 panelling and some late C18 fireplaces. The
rear block is of 3 storeys of 4 bays of mid C16 timber framing with floor joists
with soffit tennons and diminished haunches. One original door opening on
ground floor with chamfered and stopped jambs. Screen of reused door heads and
staircase partly altered of early C16 with big turned balusters, inserted into
end bay of earlier house. To the W and early C19 red brick and slate roofed
lean-to block with late C18/early C19 doorcase on its N side with flat head,
semi-circular fanlight of lobed pattern glazing bars and 6 panel door. This
continues as 2 storey gabled slated and red brick C19 wing with rubbed brick
headed arches over sash windows. Large ancient cellar under. Rear ranges have
a mixture of C19 and earlier casements. The site has remains of possible moat.
In the early C19 the residence of Sir George Beaumont amateur painter and
important patron. (RCHM 2).

Listing NGR: TL6266022759

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