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A Grade II Listed Building in Loughton, Essex

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Latitude: 51.646 / 51°38'45"N

Longitude: 0.0455 / 0°2'43"E

OS Eastings: 541620

OS Northings: 196117

OS Grid: TQ416961

Mapcode National: GBR MC.XTC

Mapcode Global: VHHMR.QWWJ

Entry Name: Dragons

Listing Date: 27 February 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1111218

English Heritage Legacy ID: 118633

Location: Loughton, Epping Forest, Essex, IG10

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest

Civil Parish: Loughton

Built-Up Area: Loughton

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Loughton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

1/22 Dragons

Late Victorian house, dated 1883 on the south elevation. The plan is complex,
comprising a main range aligned roughly north to south, which presents a north-
west front elevation. The whole is of red brick in English bond, of 2 storeys,
with attics. Roofs ridged and gabled, with a hipped end to the loggia, clay-
tiled, with crested ridge-bonnets and various red clay gable finials, including
dragons, dogs, decorative crosses. Four chimney stacks exist, asymetrically
placed with regard to the plan, all having bold treatment with oversailing
coursing at their tops. The front elevation has 2 storey, hipped bay window
of five lights, the lower part with a transom and studs with pargetted infill
between the storeys. To the right (south-west) is a projecting wing, gabled,
with pierced and serpentine verge boards - its gable pargetted between studs.
The first storey of this wing has a square and jettied bay window of 5 lights
with a transom over a semi-hexagonal bay of 7 lights, also transomed. In the
return of this wing is the porch, steeply gabled with serpentine pierced verge
boards and timber finial, 2 glazed and leaded Gothick doors and close-boarded
panels beneath the leaded side-lights. The south-west elevation has the brick
loggia projecting centrally, with a 3 light oriel window on first storey, over
an open arcade of 2, 4-centred and pointed arches. The south-west elevation
presents a gabled wing on the right, jettied tiebeam and first floor, with
matching verge boards, a 2 light semi-hexagonal oriel window on first floor and
a 6 light, full height semi-hexagonal bay on ground storey. The loggia arcade
is to the right of this, and a single projection left of it, with matching verge
boards and a 3 light casement; from this aspect the unusually bold projection of
the wing seen from north-west over the oriel - is most pronounced. Inside: the
porch a pictorial nativity in coloured ceramics, entrance hall a carved wooden
pilaster dated 1894, a Gothick timber arcade on the landing and a carved fire
surround, of 9 panels, with carved pictorial relief overmantel, the whole having
Gothick recesses either side. The stairs have heavy stop-chamferd newels with
acorn finials and very finely turned English-twist balusters. The Gothic arcade
on the first floor landing is jettied on very bold timber coving with acorn
pendants over the ground-storey entrance hall.

Listing NGR: TQ4162096117

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