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Blake House

A Grade II Listed Building in Warley, Essex

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Latitude: 51.5928 / 51°35'33"N

Longitude: 0.2842 / 0°17'2"E

OS Eastings: 558318

OS Northings: 190683

OS Grid: TQ583906

Mapcode National: GBR WW.B9F

Mapcode Global: VHHN8.W72B

Plus Code: 9F32H7VM+4M

Entry Name: Blake House

Listing Date: 21 October 1958

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197259

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373573

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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TQ5890 WARLEY ROAD, Great Warley
723-1/17/154 (North side)
21/10/58 Blake House
(Formerly Listed as:
WARLEY ROAD, Great Warley
Blake Cottage)


Formerly known as: Blake Cottage GREAT WARLEY STREET.
House. Early C16, C18, C19, C20. Timber-framed, rendered and
colour-washed, brick colour-washed, roofs peg-tiled. 2
rectangular blocks in line, to W. 2 storey and attics, mainly
timber-framed and, to E, 2 storey, in brick, roof line drops
accordingly. W block, brick on ground floor, 2 window range
with central front door, flat hood on simple brackets, door
with 2 flush lower panels and upper glazing with glazing bars,
3x3 panes. Ground floor, sash window, early C19 frame, sashes
with glazing bars, 4x4 panes, C20 bow window on brackets, 4x4
panes. First floor, two C20 casement windows of 3-lights,
glazing bars, 6x3 panes. Roof half-hipped with early C19 stack
at W end, 2 dormer windows, peg-tiled, C20 casement windows,
2-lights with glazing bars, 4x3 panes. E block, irregular
windows - ground floor, 2 segment headed window apertures, one
once a doorway, now with C20 top opening casement windows,
also, C20 window, leaded panes, 4x3 panes. First floor, C20
2-light casement 4x3 panes. Roof, E end hipped with C19 stack
in red brick. Rear, N elevation, lean-to addition to both
blocks as continuous range, almost whole length, with
`catslide' roof, irregular windows, ground floor, E-W, C20
boarded stable door set diagonally across NE corner. Two C20,
2-light casement windows. C20 boarded door with central light,
glazing bars, 2x2 panes. C20 sash window with glazing bars,
4x4 panes. Inset at W end on house rear wall, C20 casement
window with glazing bars, 2x3 panes, above, C20 top-opening
casement window. Roof of E block has C20 flat roofed,
weatherboarded, dormer, casement window of 3 lights. W block
and lean-to have four C20 sky lights. E end elevation, stack
with first floor C20 door adjacent and stairway up. 2 recessed
lower panels, upper glazing with glazing bars, 3x3 panes, also
C19, 2-light casement window with glazing bars, 6x3 panes.
Ground floor, C20 casement with leaded panes, 4x3. Lean-to
out-shut, weatherboarded with C20 bow window, 5x3 panes above
small plain fixed window.
INTERIOR: framing of early C16 timber-framed house survives
with prominent cross-wall at high end of hall with 2 tiers of
arched bracing and central peg in tie-beam for crown post,
(now gone). Present doorway through partition on ground floor
in original position, also peg holes, possibly for high end
bench or later weavers' warping frame. Joint evidence also
remains denoting site of central truss of the hall, and the
associated hall top plate has simple elegant chamfer stops.
Rear `hall' window shutter grooves and mullions survive. At
hall low end, to W, an open truss has soot surviving from
medieval times. This truss, probably a spere truss, with cross
passage lying further W but now gone. Within the hall area a
later floor inserted using reused timber from an earlier
building. Bridging joist in low end (W) bay has early C17
lamb's tongue chamfer stops. The eastern, high end bay has
been totally rebuilt and the ground floor exposed ceiling
joists have housed pendant soffit joints, probably dating to
the late C17. When the house W end was rebuilt to its present,
2-storey, form, the walls were raised with new plates propped
at intervals from the original plates with slender studs.
Blake House and other buildings around the green form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ5831890683

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