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Kennel House

A Grade II Listed Building in Brentwood, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6084 / 51°36'30"N

Longitude: 0.3297 / 0°19'47"E

OS Eastings: 561420

OS Northings: 192520

OS Grid: TQ614925

Mapcode National: GBR YJ.9SV

Mapcode Global: VHHN3.NTPW

Entry Name: Kennel House

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197188

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373379

Location: Herongate and Ingrave, Brentwood, Essex, CM13

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Herongate and Ingrave

Built-Up Area: Brentwood

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Ingrave St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


723-1/9/215 (North East side)
20/02/76 No.4
Kennel House
(Formerly Listed as:
Kennel House)


House. Early C18, extended in C20. Red and blue brick in
Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Rectangular
plan facing SW with internal stack in rear centre forming a
lobby-entrance. C20 2-storey wing to rear, to right of centre,
and single-storey extension beyond. C20 single-storey
extension in rear left angle, forming a catslide with the main
2 storeys and attics. Two C20 casements in original apertures
with flat brick arches on each floor, symmetrically arranged,
and central C20 casement on first floor. 2 casements in
original hipped dormers. Central early C19 half-glazed door in
introduced C18 hardwood door-frame with egg and dart
mouldings, possibly internal in its first use, in wider
original aperture; chamfered brick jambs to a height of 1.70m,
head rebuilt, probably a semicircular arch originally. Blue
headers and red stretchers form a regular pattern. Raised band
of 3 courses at first-floor level, all round the house.
Inscription `EB. 1714' in brick in right jamb of right
ground-floor window at height of 1.50m. Inscription `J.C.
1714' in brick to left of doorway at height of 3m. Original
sprockets all round. Hipped roof. The left elevation has three
C20 casements, one of which penetrates the raised band to
light the stair. The rear elevation is partly of English bond
within the lean-to. Blocked original window aperture at rear
right, partly covered by rear wing.
INTERIOR: all the timber structure of the 2 floors, stair,
roof and dormers is original, in high-quality oak. The attic
floor is in 3 bays with joggled longitudinal beams, chamfered
with lamb's tongue stops; less is visible of the first floor,
but it appears to be similar; plain joists of vertical
section, mostly plastered to the soffits. Each ground-floor
room has an original large wood-burning corner hearth; the
left hearth has been reduced by the insertion of 2 cupboards
and a C20 grate; the right hearth has a C19 grate. Winder
stair from ground to attic in front left corner, with plain
newel and handrail, one turned baluster, and original moulded
3-plank door at foot. Early C19 attached corner cupboard in
right ground-floor room with arched head, profiled shelves,
and panelled doors, complete. C18 attached corner cupboard in
right first-floor room, with serpentine slatted grill over.
Roof of joggled butt-purlin construction. Original inscribed
symbols below and on each side of each dormer, possibly
apotropaic. There is no reason to doubt that this house was
built in 1714; it retains an exceptional range of original
features, meriting special care.

Listing NGR: TQ6142092520

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