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Orchard House with Garden Wall and Orchard Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Brentwood, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6001 / 51°36'0"N

Longitude: 0.3287 / 0°19'43"E

OS Eastings: 561378

OS Northings: 191592

OS Grid: TQ613915

Mapcode National: GBR YJ.X48

Mapcode Global: VHHN9.N14Q

Entry Name: Orchard House with Garden Wall and Orchard Wall

Listing Date: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197256

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373562

Location: Brentwood, Essex, CM13

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Town: Brentwood

Electoral Ward/Division: Herongate, Ingrave and West Horndon

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


723-1/9/124 Orchard House with garden wall and
orchard wall


House and walls of conjoined garden and orchard. 1764. For
Lord Petre. House red brick with slate roof; walls red brick
with stone coping. House and garden wall 330m SW of Thorndon
Hall (qv) and contemporary with it. To S rectangular orchard
walls, 130m x 100m, main axis aligned SW-NE. Garden walls a
similar rectangle but smaller, 55m x 40m, set centrally
against N side on same axis. Centrally, in wall common to both
is Orchard House, of similar build. Also centrally on N side
of the garden wall is Garden House, originally of similar
build but considerably altered and now not of special
historical interest and not included in this listing.
Orchard wall: red brick, Flemish bond, some burnt headers,
4.2m high, opposed internal and external shallow buttresses at
5.7m intervals, battered at the top. Simple stone coping
which, on E and W sides is stepped down hill-slope, falling to
S in 16 steps. Corners curved, principal gateway with simple
piers at N end of W wall (some C19 rebuilding). Minor simple
doorways at N end of E wall and S end of W wall.
Orchard House: central in N wall, facing S. 3 window range, 2
storey, dentilled eave and central pediment, slate hipped
roof. Outer bays have C19 and C20 rebuilding and have ground
floor segment headed windows with glazing bars, 3x4 panes,
first-floor windows similar but straight headed. Centre bay,
first-floor window similar, segment headed, 3x4 panes. Ground
floor has blocked central doorway, now with segment headed
window with glazing bars, 4x4 panes. To E of house, C20
extension masking orchard wall, to W, segment headed doorway
through wall to garden to N, also C20 wide doorway with
sliding doors.
Garden wall: similar to orchard wall but without buttresses,
coping of shaped and sloping bricks, single stepping on W
side. Principal gateways at S ends of E and W walls. E one now
blocked with half-height wall. Piers have stone copings and
high included stone blocks (like imposts). 2 simple C20
doorways at NE angle, one in N and one in E walls. Symmetrical
in N wall, either side of Garden House are 2 brick
semicircular niches large enough for seats, walling thickened
round them, coped back to wall above. Round headed arches have
stone imposts and keystone. Niche to W now cut through by C20
doorway. Walling between niches and house reworked in C20,
also C20 flat roofed single-storey room on NW corner of
garden. S side of garden (facing N), C18 single storey brick
lean-tos, slate roofs. To W of centre, passage through,
doorway with stable doors, also two 3x3 paned metal casement
windows. To E of centre, 3 fixed C20 casement windows (some
rebuilding of the wall).
N rear elevation of Orchard House reflects S front, all
windows replaced in PVC casements, central door blocked with
segment headed window each side, 2x2 panes, single replacement
windows in each rebuilt end, E 4x2 panes, W 2x2 panes. First
floor, central segment headed window 3x3 panes. C20 red brick
extension to E end of house in similar segment headed style.

Listing NGR: TQ6137891592

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