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White House Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Warley, Essex

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Latitude: 51.5895 / 51°35'22"N

Longitude: 0.3171 / 0°19'1"E

OS Eastings: 560614

OS Northings: 190393

OS Grid: TQ606903

Mapcode National: GBR YK.DMD

Mapcode Global: VHHN9.G90T

Entry Name: White House Farm

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197234

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373501

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

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 30/11/2016


Little Warley
MAGPIE LANE, (South side)
White House Farm

(Formerly listed as Whitehouse Farmhouse)


House. Early C17, C20. Timber-framed, rendered, brick, peg-tile, pantile and flat-tiled roofs. Rectangular plan with C20 additions to rear, E and W ends.

EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics. Prominent C17 central stack with 6 diagonally set shafts. N front elevation, ground floor, red brick rebuilding of C20, first floor timber-framed, rendered, 3 window range, all windows C20 casements of 3 lights except 2-light window over central C20 boarded front door. Peg-tiled roof has stack set towards front of house. Rear, S elevation, C20, central gabled 2-storeyed wing with small central stack and 2 adjacent lean-tos of differing heights, one blank, one with C20 rear house door with 2 panels, adjacent C20 casement window partly blocked. C20 ground-floor lean-to continued at E end to project eastwards with stack at W end with one 2-light and one single light window. Additions pebble dash rendered, roofs peg, flat and pantiled. To W blank rear wall of house, rendered and colourwashed. C19/20 lean-to brick shed with boarded door. E end elevation, gable end of original house to N, timber-framed and rendered, one ground-floor 2-light window and one first-floor metal framed 2-light window, C20 attic sash window with glazing bars, 2x4 panes. C17 axial stack behind gable. To S rear C20 range and out-shut, gable end stack to S end. Ground floor, one single light and one 2-light window. First floor, one 2-light window. Central C20 ground floor addition, gable end stack behind, one single light fixed window, one single light metal casement window. W end elevation, gable end of original house to N. Ground floor, C20 brick lean-to, corrugated asbestos roof, two 3-light casement windows, first floor and attic each with C20 2-light casement window, C17 stack behind gable. C20 addition to S, ground floor, one 3-light casement window and one single light casement in lean-to to S, stack above. First floor, one single light casement window.

INTERIOR: 2-celled with central chimney bay, bridging joists on ground and first floor have lamb's tongue chamfer stops, some with extra notch typical of early C17 decoration, deep sectioned plain common joists. Fireplaces now rebuilt in C20 (said to have originally had timber lintels). Stair at rear of house re-modelled but entry to attic still with original gabled stair well for a newel stair to the back of the central stack. Ground-floor doorways re-sited in C20 but said to have been in a position appropriate to a lobby entrance and rear stair system. Roof of side purlin form with high collars, rafters pegged to back of side purlins. The house frame at the W end has jowled posts; at the E end, unjowled posts have chamfered arched braces to the tie-beam with a central soffit fillet, pegs in tie-beams and braces imply the existence of spandrel struts. The 2 arched braces were cut from a single timber (matching defects). The end truss is much older that the rest of the framing, probably not later than the early C15, and probably was reused from elsewhere. Its use suggests that the house may have been built as a 3-celled building with an elegant 2-bayed upper chamber to the E, (rebates for window shutters remain at front and back) incorporating this elegant open truss as a central feature.

(RCHM: SE Essex : Monument 4: 91).

Listing NGR: TQ6061490393

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