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Two Door Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Warley, Essex

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Latitude: 51.5926 / 51°35'33"N

Longitude: 0.2849 / 0°17'5"E

OS Eastings: 558367

OS Northings: 190668

OS Grid: TQ583906

Mapcode National: GBR WW.BGZ

Mapcode Global: VHHN8.W7GF

Plus Code: 9F32H7VM+2W

Entry Name: Two Door Cottage

Listing Date: 21 October 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197209

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373437

Location: Brentwood, Essex, CM13

County: Essex

Electoral Ward/Division: Warley

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Warley St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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723-1/17/141 (East side)
21/10/58 No.2
Two Door Cottage


House. C13, c1500, C18, C20. Timber-framed, rendered and
colourwashed, roof peg tiled. Plan rectangular range with
cross-wing to N, projecting to rear.
EXTERIOR: 2 storey and one storey and attic, hipped roof with
central stack in front of roof apex and second stack at S end,
to rear. Front, W elevation, all windows and doors are C20.
Ground floor, N -S, cross-wing, fixed window with glazing
bars, 3x2 panes, door, moulded architrave, upper glazing, 3x3
panes, single lower fielded panel, 3-light casement window
with glazing bars, 6x3 panes, door, simple hood, upper
glazing, 4x4 panes, single lower fielded panel, 2-light
casement window with glazing bars, 4x3 panes. First floor, N
-S, cross-wing, sash window, main range, 2 gabled dormer attic
windows, peg-tiled roofs, 2-light casements, 4x3 panes. Rear,
main range has C18 red brick out-shut with roof in continuous
catslide, irregular C20 windows. N-S, ground floor, French
window of single panes, weather-boarded flat roofed C20
addition, C18 out-shut has two 2-light C20 casement windows,
C20 flat roofed addition with picture window and door with
upper glazed panel and sunk lower panel. First floor, N-S,
cross-wing C20 sash windows with glazing bars, 3x4 panes, main
range, dormer attic window, weatherboarded with C20 casement
window with glazing bars, 4x2 panes, S end with C20 sky light
and stack above. S end elevation, early block weatherboarded
and rendered, C18 lean-to, weatherboarded - C20 brick
addition, rendered.
INTERIOR: cross-wing first floor, square sectioned tie-beam,
braces of archaic incomplete curvature, unjowled posts and
splayed scarf joint with under-squinted butts in adjacent wall
plate, dates the framing to C13. Service buttery and pantry
doors below on ground floor, early, with 2-centred heads.
Framing above with arched bracing on hall side, binding joist
of ground floor ceiling with stud mortices and wattle groove
for buttery/pantry division wall. Later medieval hall butted
to old cross-wing with evidence of hall detail preserved in
rear wall, cross-passage door head and mortice for spere head
beam in door post, below, rising mortice for arched brace from
door post to spere beam. Sooted crown post had four-way braces
and broach stop at base on principal hall tie-beam set near
service end with arched braces, rear brace sits on continuing
fillet stopped as a corbel, 3 mullion mortices survive as
evidence of rear hall window. High end storied room, narrow
original window to first floor, probably above tie-beam and
roof with half hip, not fully hipped as now. Later alteration
includes the building af a stack in the low end of the hall,
backing onto cross-passage, and associated inserted first
floor of hall with elm bridging joist having lambs' tongue and
roll chamfer stops typical of early C17. Newel stair and small
fireplace in high-end room probably contemporary. It is said
that the rear window of the hall had external shutter grooves
-an unusual feature. The house has several relatively rare
features surviving from the medieval periods and clearly shows
the evolution of a domestic building.
Two Door Cottage forms a group with other buildings around the
(RCHM: Central and SW Essex : Monument 7: 62).

Listing NGR: TQ5836790668

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