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Hatch Farmhouse and Farm Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Warley, Brentwood, Essex

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Latitude: 51.5908 / 51°35'27"N

Longitude: 0.3338 / 0°20'1"E

OS Eastings: 561760

OS Northings: 190578

OS Grid: TQ617905

Mapcode National: GBR YK.JSD

Mapcode Global: VHHN9.Q8ST

Plus Code: 9F32H8RM+8G

Entry Name: Hatch Farmhouse and Farm Buildings

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197255

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373558

Location: Herongate and Ingrave, Brentwood, Essex, CM13

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Herongate and Ingrave

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Ingrave St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


723-1/9/310 Hatch Farmhouse and farm buildings
(Formerly Listed as:
Hatch Farmhouse and farm buildings)


Animal feeding place for Thorndon Park. 1776. Designed by
Samuel Wyatt (drawings in County Record Office). Red brick,
essentially English bond but much variation, slate and
pantiled roofs. It comprised (1) a central fodder store of
barn form, half converted in C19 to a house, (2) on 3 sides,
N, S and E, a yard, around which were single-storey colonnaded
feeding ranges with four 2-storey corner pavilions and three
2-storey central blocks with high arched openings in Roman
triumphal arch style. Subsequent adaptation of the units,
particularly in the C19 has altered various features and a few
elements have now gone.
(1) House/barn aligned N-S, originally rectangular with 2
pairs of waggon porches to E and W alternated with 3 upper
lunette openings. N and S ends had 3 similar openings and 9
long wind-eyes below, roof hipped, slated with dentilled
eaves. W front elevation, S half essentially original with
central waggon porch now with waney edged boarding in gable.
Apex level with principal roof eaves. A string course defines
base of upper barn openings. Lean-to with pantiled roof to S
of porch also C18. N half of W front - considerably altered in
C19 to convert to a house and porch replaced with taller
2-storeyed projecting block imitating style of triumphal entry
arches - with high semicircular head recess, 2 window range,
all windows sashes with glazing bars, horns, 3x4 panes, ground
floor deeper than first floor. Stack rises from principal roof
pitch on S side. To S ground floor segment head triple sash
window, glazing bars, horns, 1x4, 3x4, 1x4 panes, first floor
sash window similar to those in re-built block. Adjacent
lunette opening blocked and C19 inserted cross-wall between
house and barn directly behind, also a gabled creasing line
over blocked opening implies another projecting unit once
added here but now removed. To N of C19 block, C18 walling
remains, lunette opening has C19 3-light first floor casement
window, below, ground floor contemporary 2-light casement
window inserted. Farmhouse/barn rear, E elevation similar to
front, similar C19 treatment. S end waggon porch has C19
segment arched head with keystone, to S, lunate opening and
lean-to, to N, blocked lunette and first floor C19 sash
window. Below, ground floor slated lean-to between porch and
C19 rebuilding, originally timber-framed, (central post
visible) but now brick, rendered with 2 3-light casement
windows. C19 projecting house block (replacing earlier waggon
porch) similar to front elevation except that no arched,
recessed head, only corner pilasters. Stack rises from
principal roof on N side. N end, high lunette opening blocked,
slated lean-to below of C18 build with central doorway - C19
door with 4 bead edged flush panels. S end elevation, C18
features survive, 3 open lunettes, 9 wind-eyes below, ground
floor lean-tos on E and W sides. E with hatch door, W with
simple doorway and boarded door. N end elevation considerably
altered in C19. Outer 2 lunettes have semicircular-headed
triple window with glazing bars, 6x2 panes, centre lunette
blocked. Ground floor, C19 doorway with semicircular-headed
3-light fanlight, C19 door with upper glazing, 3x2 panes and
lower moulded panel. To E, large segment headed triple sash
window similar to one on front elevation. To W, C19 segment
headed sash window with horns. Out-shut to E has C19 sash
window with glazing bars, 3x4 panes.
(2) Outer ranges, originally similar to each other with
central archways with pedimented and dentilled gable and open
roundel in each spandrel of access arch. String course at
impost level, 2 ground floor segment headed window recesses,
blind in lower half, open above. End pavilions with pyramidal
roofs, tall blind round headed recess and string course
reflecting central archways. Segment headed opening below
string course. Colonnaded feeding stalls, 7 bays, 8 columns of
brick with Tuscan stone capitals and bases, pantiled roofs,
window shaped blind recesses within an interior wall for
E range: interior, W face, central entrance-way colonnades
replaced by weatherboarded ranges, to S with 3 stable doors,
to N with one stable door and three 3-light casement windows.
Pavilion at S end unroofed. E range, exterior, E face. Central
archway, as built, N range built forward, slate roofed,
weatherboarded with lower rendering. Four 2-paned casement
windows. S range built forward, pantiled, open fronted within,
4 original columns, feeding recesses. N pavilion has walling
within arch disturbed, upper opening cutting string course. S
pavilion mostly gone.
N range: interior S face. Central block converted to domestic
use, central arch blocked with secondary blocked central
doorway, ground floor, original recesses now have a 2-light
casement window in upper half, first floor roundels glazed,
2x2 panes. Central segment headed 3-light casement window
touching arch soffit, colonnaded ranges E, 7 columns visible.
4 bays open, other blocked, one C20 boarded door, one 3-light
window, W range infilled with brickwork, 6 columns visible, 3
sliding sash windows, each 6x2 panes and one 2-light casement
window, 2x2 panes. 2 boarded doors. Pavilions essentially
original form, one to W had doorway above string course and
glazed segment headed window below. Its W outer face has an
upper blocked segment headed window aperture and a ground
floor window in upper half of segment headed recess. N range,
exterior, N face, carriage-way blocked, ground floor central
segment head sash window, 4x4 panes, to W similar window 3x4
panes, to E doorway with segment head fanlight of 3 panes,
door has upper glazing, 3x3 panes and one lower panel. First
floor roundels glazed, 2x2 panes, central segment headed 4x2
panes window touching arch soffit. Colonnaded ranges partly
blocked with brickwork. E range has 6 visible columns, stable
half door, hatch opening with door, 2 simple casements. W
range, 7 columns visible, one open bay, one hatch with boarded
door and one 4-light casement window with mullion and tramsom,
all casements of 2x2 panes. Pavilions, E restored but
essentially of original form with central doorway now reduced
to hatch. W of original form.
S range interior N face. Central archway converted to domestic
use, entrance-way blocked with secondary central blocked
doorway on each side, a 2-light casement window in upper half
of original segment headed recess. First floor, one roundel
blocked, other replaced by C20 2-light casement window. In
between them, central 3-light casement window 6x2 panes,
touching arch soffit. Colonnaded range to E infilled with
weatherboard and brick. 4 stable doors. W range mainly brick
infilled, one weatherboared bay, 7 columns visible, 2 stable
doors and one C20 boarded door with adjacent simple window. E
pavilion now down to a wall. W pavilion now missing. S range,
S face. Central archway completely rebuilt in C19. Flush front
with ground floor recessed panel. All windows C20. Ground
floor, central segment headed window, 2-light casement with
top light to E. C20 door with upper glazing (radial top) with
adjacent single light side window. To W, 2-light casement
window. First floor, 3 similar casement windows with top
lights under segment heads - colonnades best preserved here.
Each have 6 columns surviving with rear feeding recesses, one
bay in each range, adjacent to house bricked in with simple
boarded door. End pavilions - E in ruined state, W absent.
Hatch Farm and the granary (qv) form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ6176090578

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