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Boyles Court Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Warley, Essex

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Latitude: 51.5983 / 51°35'53"N

Longitude: 0.2838 / 0°17'1"E

OS Eastings: 558276

OS Northings: 191301

OS Grid: TQ582913

Mapcode National: GBR WV.XYD

Mapcode Global: VHHN8.V3X1

Plus Code: 9F32H7XM+8G

Entry Name: Boyles Court Cottages

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197204

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373426

Location: Brentwood, Essex, CM14

County: Essex

Electoral Ward/Division: Warley

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: South Weald St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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TQ59SE DARK LANE, Great Warley
723-1/8/135 (West side)
20/02/76 Nos.2 AND 3
Boyles Court Cottages
(Formerly Listed as:
DARK LANE, Great Warley
Nos.2 AND 3
Boyles Cottages)


Pair of cottages. Mid-late C17. Timber-framed, weatherboarded
(boarded over lath and plaster in living memory), peg-tiled
roof. Rectangular plan. End on to the road and at right-angles
to Nos 4 & 5 (qv).
EXTERIOR: 2 storey with central shared stack in red brick,
later end out-shuts with lean-to roofs to both cottages. S
front elevation, each house has a ground-floor sash window
with glazing bars, 4x4 panes and a first-floor window of 4
casement lights with glazing bars, each casement with 2x3
panes (these upper windows used to have sliding sashes and
were altered when the weatherboarding was added). Both houses
have a doorway with simple lean-to peg-tiled porch on wooden
posts. No.2 has a door with 4 flush panels with beaded edges,
No.3 has a boarded door also with beaded edges. The out-shut
to No.2 is slated and has a C20 2-light casement window with
glazing bars, 4x3 panes. Out-shut to No.3 under corrugated
asbestos roof with red brick stack through roof, also 2-light
casement window with glazing bars, 4x3 panes, casements C20
but window frame probably earlier with bead moulding. Rear, N
elevation, weatherboarded as front with symmetrical windows
and doors installed in C20. Each house has ground floor back
door, (No.2 fully glazed, No.3 lower sunk panel and upper
glazed panel). 2-light casement window and 2-light casement
window with glazing bars, 4x3 panes in out-shut. No.3 now has
a porch/conservatory, weatherboarded with flat roof and
2-light window with top opening casement. On first floor each
house has one 2-light and one single light casement window. E
and W gable ends plain weatherboarded.
INTERIORs of both cottages show identical timber-framing of
slim timbers with no jowls and straight tension braces on the
outer corners and in the central partition in line with the
stack, also straight similar wind braces in the roof pitches.
The 2 houses were built as a pair and remain minimally
altered. Nos 2 & 3, 4 & 5 (qv) Dark Lane form a group.
(RCHM: Central and SW Essex, South Weald : Monument 9: 217).

Listing NGR: TQ5827691301

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