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Ruskett's Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6964 / 51°41'47"N

Longitude: 0.3312 / 0°19'52"E

OS Eastings: 561207

OS Northings: 202314

OS Grid: TL612023

Mapcode National: GBR NJF.LJJ

Mapcode Global: VHHMQ.PMFC

Entry Name: Ruskett's Cottages

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197176

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373345

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

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green

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


723-1/2/43 (East side)
20/02/76 Nos.1 AND 2
Ruskett's Cottages
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1 AND 2
Rusketts Cottages)


House, now 2 houses. c1500, altered in C17, C18 and C20.
Timber-framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles.
Small medieval house of 4 bays facing W, extended to right by
one bay c1984. C16 axial stack in middle of whole range. No.1
comprises the part to left of the middle of the stack, No.2
comprises the part to the right.
One storey with attics, No.1 has a C20 single-storey wing to
rear of the left bay, and a lean-to extension to right of it.
No.2 has a C20 single-storey wing to rear right, and a lean-to
extension to left of it, roofed with felt. Four C20 casements,
and 2 more in gabled dormers (one in each house). Two C20
doors. Gambrel roof. Shaft cement-rendered.
INTERIOR: at the time of inspection, January 1989, No.1 was
undergoing major renovation, with the frame fully exposed
internally; No.2 was fully plastered internally. No.1
comprises (up to tie-beam level) the parlour/solar bay and
hall of the medieval house, the stack being in the shorter
right bay of the 2-bay hall. Jowled posts, heavy studding,
cambered tie-beam. In the rear wall of the left bay is a
framed original window, with 4 diamond mortices at top and
bottom. The floor of the left bay has been rebuilt in the C18,
with plain joists of vertical section. The right bay has an
inserted floor of the C17, with a chamfered axial beam and
plain joists of vertical section, of heavier quality than in
the left bay. The roof has been wholly rebuilt in the C18 in
gambrel form. The C16 stack has been altered in the C18, the
size of the hearth reduced with C18 bricks, but retaining the
original mantel beam, with another below it. No.2 is wholly
plastered internally, but is believed to comprise the service
bay of the medieval house, and has an extension of 1984 to
right of it. One jowled post outlined in plaster in front
wall. C20 grate.

Listing NGR: TL6120702314

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