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A Grade II* Listed Building in Warley, Essex

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Latitude: 51.5878 / 51°35'16"N

Longitude: 0.3293 / 0°19'45"E

OS Eastings: 561460

OS Northings: 190233

OS Grid: TQ614902

Mapcode National: GBR YK.PP2

Mapcode Global: VHHN9.NCF3

Entry Name: Rosebrook

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197195

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373394

Location: Brentwood, Essex, CM13

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Town: Brentwood

Electoral Ward/Division: Warley

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Childerditch All Saints and St Faith

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


723-1/9/58 (East side)
20/02/76 Rosebrook
(Formerly Listed as:
Rosebrook Cottage)


House. c1500, C17 and C20 alterations. Timber-frame part
exposed, rendered with weatherboarding. Peg-tiled roof. L-plan
but wing to SE entirely C20 and not included in this listing.
EXTERIOR: 2 storey. Front, SW elevation, jettied, gabled
facade with roof continued down as cat slide on NW side over
ground floor out-shut. Rendered under jetty with central, C20,
3-light casement window, out-shut weatherboarded with 2-light
casement window. First floor, exposed close studded framing,
tension braced, C20 2-light casement window. Tie-beam with
cyma, return, hollow chamfer moulding, turned to have once
continued round an oriel window, also mortice holes in framing
for original window head and supporting lower brackets. SE
elevation, ground floor rendered with two 3-light mullioned
windows, original frames, mullions both repaired and
reinstated. First floor, close studded - 2 bays end tension
braces, 2 mullioned windows of 3 lights, one original and one
old but intruded. C17 stack to NE end of roof ridge. NW
elevation, continuous catslide roof. Stack to E end, C20
weatherboarded ground floor, two C20 3-light casement windows.
C20 door to W of centre, upper glazing with glazing bars, 3x3
panes. lower flush boarded panel.
INTERIOR: medieval block 2 bayed, a `high' end cross-wing to a
hall, once to NW. Ground floor, 2 `high' end access doors on
NW side with depressed 4-centred heads, hollow chamfered.
Jambs of both door frames have mortices for bench draught
screens. Rear bay has stair trap adjacent to hall doorway.
Candle/rush light burn marks on centre post. Rear third bay
C17 extension, primary braced studding, elm binding joist with
lamb's tongue chamfer stops, ceiling joist `clamp' on exterior
face of original block for extension. C17 restored fireplace
on NE end. Out-shut considerably restored but late C17 or
early C18 framing taken round NE end to enclose stack. First
floor, original block, crown post roof, post of heavy square
section, chamfered corners wih broach stops, 2-way braced.
Collar purlin stops short against single remaining hip rafter
at NE end - block was of 2 bays with rear hipped roof. Shutter
groove for front window and original, extant side window.
Front corner posts, un-jowled, exterior tension bracing at
rear and also on NW wall (under later catslide roof). Simple
triangular stops on central tie-beam (and also on bridging
joist below). Rear, C17 bay has NW plate joined to original
plate with halved and bridled scarf with central face peg,
suggesting early C17 date for addition. Upper framing of
cross-wing on original hall side has no sooting, implying open
hall was heated by enclosed fire from the beginning,
suggesting high status. Rosebrook and Woodlands (qv) form a

Listing NGR: TQ6146090233

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