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Little Oakhurst

A Grade II Listed Building in South Weald, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6409 / 51°38'27"N

Longitude: 0.2552 / 0°15'18"E

OS Eastings: 556146

OS Northings: 195973

OS Grid: TQ561959

Mapcode National: GBR VY.90B

Mapcode Global: VHHN2.C0RX

Plus Code: 9F32J7R4+93

Entry Name: Little Oakhurst

Listing Date: 20 August 1975

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197198

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373405

Location: South Weald, Brentwood, Essex, CM14

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Electoral Ward/Division: South Weald

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Bentley Common St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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723-1/5/238 (South side)
20/08/75 No.78
Little Oakhurst
(Formerly Listed as:
Little Oakhurst)


House. Mid-C17, C19, 1976. Timber-framed, weatherboarded,
brick with weatherboard, roof peg-tiled also C20 flat tiles.
EXTERIOR: 2 storey with C19 chimney-stack on W gable end. N
front elevation. To W old timber-framed house with 3 window
range, C20 continuation to E of 2 window range with visible
wall and roof break between the two. Old range fully
weatherboarded with peg-tiled roof, ground floor two C19
3-light casement windows with glazing bars, 6x4 panes. At E
C20 lean-to porch in brick and timber, glazed with 4 fixed
lights, entry from E end, W end glazed with 3 fixed lights,
lean-to gable weatherboarded, C20 flat tiles to roof. E, C20
section has ground floor of red brick and first floor
weatherboarded with flat tiles on roof. Windows, ground floor,
one casement of 2 lights, 6x3 panes and one casement of 2
lights, 4x2 panes, first floor, 3-light casement 6x3 panes and
2-light casement 4x3 panes, all with glazing bars. Rear, S
elevation. Break between old and C20 sections as at front. C20
irregular out-shut along whole length with 4, C20 2-light
casements and a C20 door with large gauze panel at W end.
Conservatory at W end and one single light C20 casement with
2-light and single light casements above. At E end,
first-floor flat roofed dormer window with 2-light casement.
In centre of old house one C20 3-light flat roofed dormer. W
gable end elevation. Two C20 casements, 2x3 panes on ground
floor, in gable one casement of 3 lights, 6x2 panes. C19 stack
off centre to S. E gable end, C20. 2 garages, first floor
2-light casement window 4x3 panes, in roof apex, casement 2x2
INTERIOR: original house of 3 bays with some reused timber
including one tie-beam sooted and with arched brace pegs. Some
lamb's tongue chamfer stops on bridging joists. Common joists
of modest scantling with diminished haunched tenons and
pendant soffits. Wall and partition framing has curved primary
braces. Faced halved and bladed scarfs in wall top plates.
These features suggest a mid-C17 date for the timber-framing.
The only heating provided in the old house is by the C19 stack
on the W gable end. Old joist trimming on the S side on the
central bay and cracking of the wall plaster below suggests
that originally the house was provided with a lateral stack on
the S side of the central principal room and was not of lobby
entrance form that is usually found in the area.
Little Oakhurst, Haylands (qv) and Nunns (qv) form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ5614695973

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