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Hook End Poultry Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Doddinghurst, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6747 / 51°40'28"N

Longitude: 0.2988 / 0°17'55"E

OS Eastings: 559048

OS Northings: 199824

OS Grid: TQ590998

Mapcode National: GBR XK.20L

Mapcode Global: VHHMX.45BJ

Entry Name: Hook End Poultry Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 June 1989

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197172

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373333

Location: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green, Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green

Built-Up Area: Doddinghurst

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


723-1/5/29 (South side)
07/06/89 Hook End Poultry Farmhouse
(Formerly Listed as:
HOOK END ROAD, Blackmore
Farmhouse at Hook End Poultry Farm)


House. Late C16, extended in C18. Timber-framed, partly
roughcast and cement rendered, partly weatherboarded, partly
faced with early C19 handmade bricks in Flemish bond, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. L-plan, comprising a late C16
entrance range of 2 bays facing N, extended to the left by one
bay in the C18, and 2-bay rear range with C16 axial stack in
the front bay. C18 external stack to rear of right bay of
entrance range, now enclosed by catslide extension to rear
range. C19 small single-storey extension to rear right of rear
EXTERIOR: entrance range of 2 storeys, rear range of one
storey with attics. Ground floor, 2 C19/C20 casements. First
floor, 2 similar casements, and in the left extension a
casement of which one half is C18/early C19, with much crown
glass, and one half is C20. Early C19 flush 6-panel door in
simple moulded surround. In the left elevation of the entrance
range, on the ground floor, is an C18 wrought-iron casement
with leaded diamond panes of early handmade glass. The rear
elevation of this extension is jettied, with one straight
bracket of handsawn oak, jointed and pegged; softwood
weatherboards above the jetty, mixed and plain boards below.
The right elevation of the entrance range is faced with
brickwork; on the ground floor is a mid-C18 sash of 6+6 lights
with some crown glass, behind the brickwork, with a flat arch
of gauged brick; on the first floor is an early C19 sash of
6+6 square panes, with a similar arch. The lower arch is
broken, and the facade is parting from the wall behind; the
brickwork continues round the rear right to the stack. The
left side of the rear range is faced with similar brickwork,
with a gabled dormer above. The right side is cement rendered
with one early C19 casement of 6:6:6 lights, much crown glass
and an original twisted wrought-iron stay; one wide plain
boarded and ledged door. The roof of the rear right extension
is of handmade red clay pantiles. Close studding with curved
bracing trenched to the inside, and original wattle and daub
INTERIOR: the middle and right bays of the entrance range have
chamfered axial beams with lamb's tongue stops, joists
plastered to the soffits; boxed axial beams above the upper
storey. 6 internal C18/early C19 2-panel pine doors; above the
rear gound-floor door is a plain borrowed light of 4
rectangular panes of handmade glass. In the left bay is an C18
2-flight stair with moulded pine handrails and closed strings,
and turned balusters, complete. In the right bay is an
attached early C19 corner cupboard with semicircular arch,
dentilled cornice, applied garlands on the frieze, and stars
in the spandrels, and 2 profiled shelves. On the first floor
are 2 closets retaining C18/early C19 hanging pegs. The axial
stack has on the ground floor a large wood-burning hearth
facing backwards, reduced for a stove, and on the first floor
a blocked hearth facing forwards, now within a closet.
The rear range has 2 chamfered longitudinal beams with lamb's
tongue stops, joists plastered to the soffits, and some
original wide hardwood floorboards. On the ground floor is a
borrowed light of 4 panes of crown glass, including one
bull's-eye, in an C18/early C19 frame; and on the first floor
is a C17/18 borrowed light with rectangular leaded panes of
handmade glass of various sizes. No access to roof of entrance
range; the roof of the rear range has been rebuilt in
softwood, with a ridge-piece. This building retains many early
and unusual features which do not usually survive, meriting
special care.

Listing NGR: TQ5904899824

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