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Shenfield Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Shenfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6333 / 51°37'59"N

Longitude: 0.3178 / 0°19'4"E

OS Eastings: 560504

OS Northings: 195264

OS Grid: TQ605952

Mapcode National: GBR YG.LT0

Mapcode Global: VHHN3.G6CR

Entry Name: Shenfield Hall

Listing Date: 21 October 1958

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197215

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373449

Location: Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Town: Brentwood

Electoral Ward/Division: Shenfield

Built-Up Area: Brentwood

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Shenfield St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


TQ69NW HALL LANE, Shenfield
723-1/6/312 (West side)
21/10/58 Shenfield Hall


House. Medieval origin, much altered in C16, extended in C18
and C19. Timber-framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red
clay tiles. Complex plan originally comprising 3-bay hall,
service bay to left, parlour/solar bay to right, facing S.
External stack added to rear of hall, hall/parlour partition
rebuilt to left, and service bay converted to a cross-wing,
late C16. 2-storey porch to front, late C16. Originally
separate single-storey brewhouse/kitchen with wide rear hearth
to rear of hall, later connected and raised to 2 storeys. C19
cross-wing to left, extending forwards, with external stack to
left, and wider range to rear, with rear stack. C18 and C19
single-storey minor extensions to rear right. 2 storeys. C20
door and flanking windows, one C19 splayed bay to left, C20
windows in left cross-wing. Most other windows are C19
casements. At rear right, on the ground floor, are 2 C18
oeil-de-boeuf windows with moulded plaster architraves and 4
radial keystones. The 2-storey porch is jettied to front and
both sides, with plaster coving below the jetties, internal
doorway blocked.
INTERIOR: internally all the timber structure is plastered
below roof level except one transverse and one axial chamfered
beam, both with lamb's tongue stops, of the late C16 inserted
floor of the hall. A chamfered axial beam in the right bay is
faced with plaster. C19 folding 3-part shutter to ground-floor
window at rear right. The ground-floor hearth of the stack to
rear of the hall has been re-bricked in the C20. Two C19
cast-iron grates on first floor, one with scrolls in high
relief. The collar-purlin, rafters and collars of a crownpost
roof survive, heavily smoke-blackened above the former hall;
only the collar-purlin survives above the former service end,
lightly smoke-blackened. Some smoke-blackened medieval tile
laths survive in situ above the former open truss of the hall,
a rare feature meriting special care. The C18 rebuilt roof
above the former service end has in one side a purlin of 0.10
x 0.10m pine a splayed and tabled scarf with undersquinted
butts, side key and iron spikes (illustrated in Wood, 1781).
(Wood J: A Series of Plans for Cottages or Habitations of the
Labourer: 1781-: 15-16; Morant J: The History and Antiquities
of the County of Essex: 1768-: 193-4; Essex Historic Buildings
Group: Padfield A: January 1985; RCHM: Shenfield : 4).

Listing NGR: TQ6050495264

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