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Boundary Wall Extending West and South West from Church of St Laurence Belfry to Gateway

A Grade II Listed Building in Blackmore, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6899 / 51°41'23"N

Longitude: 0.3175 / 0°19'3"E

OS Eastings: 560285

OS Northings: 201557

OS Grid: TL602015

Mapcode National: GBR YC.0QQ

Mapcode Global: VHHMQ.GS6D

Entry Name: Boundary Wall Extending West and South West from Church of St Laurence Belfry to Gateway

Listing Date: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197162

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373311

Location: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green, Brentwood, Essex, CM4

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

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

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Listing Text


723-1/15/14 Boundary wall extending W & SW from
Church of St Laurence belfry to


Boundary wall. Early C18, altered in C19. Red and blue brick
in Flemish bond. Abuts on SW corner of belfry of Church of St
Laurence (qv) and extends westwards for approximately 10m to a
blocked gap one metre wide, and there turns in a short radius
curve to the SSW, as far as a gateway immediately N of the
moat, a distance of approximately 115m.
The C18 section is from, and including, this curve. Blue
headers form a regular pattern on both sides. 65m SW of the
belfry is a recess on the E side within a wider recess, the
whole being 13m wide; the inner corners are square, the outer
corners form short radius curves in header bond. At the S end
the wall forms a reversed quadrant of approximately 1.50m
radius to a square pier of the gateway (blocked with a wooden
fence). The short section S of the gateway, abutting on a
brick bridge over the moat, is not of architectural interest.
No buttresses on either side. Has been raised twice with red
brick. The lowest course of the first raise is of long bricks
in stretcher bond on both sides, the bricks being up to 0.40m
long. Plain copings of bricks on edge at each raise. The S
part of the double recess has been damaged, probably by a
falling tree, and repaired in plain red bricks, one of which
is inscribed TMCL 1919 on the W side. The reversed quadrant at
the S end has been repaired at both top corners with modern
bricks and cement mortar. The section immediately W of the
belfry is of a later build, similar in quality and style to
the wall N of the E end of Blackmore Church with a blocked
doorway with segmental arch 2m from the belfry and 5
buttresses on the N side, 4 of which have 2 roll mouldings and
tumbled courses at the reductions. Similar coping. The main
part of the wall is a rare survival in exceptionally good

Listing NGR: TL6028501557

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