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Browne's Charity Almshouses and Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in South Weald, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6194 / 51°37'9"N

Longitude: 0.2686 / 0°16'7"E

OS Eastings: 557151

OS Northings: 193611

OS Grid: TQ571936

Mapcode National: GBR WT.LD8

Mapcode Global: VHHN2.LKWF

Plus Code: 9F32J799+QF

Entry Name: Browne's Charity Almshouses and Chapel

Listing Date: 21 October 1958

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197264

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373592

Location: South Weald, Brentwood, Essex, CM14

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Electoral Ward/Division: South Weald

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: South Weald St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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TQ5793 WIGLEY BUSH LANE, South Weald
723-1/16/299 (East side)
21/10/58 Nos.1-10 (consec) Browne's Charity
Almshouses and Chapel
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
The Almshouses (Browne's Charity))


Formerly known as: The Almshouses South Weald Village.
Almshouses. 1858. By S Teulon. Red brick with stone dressings
to windows and doors, peg-tiled roof. Long group, stepped down
along Wigley Bush Lane. Plan comprises 10 cottage units in a
row with central chapel with axis at right angles, group
breaks forward roughly symmetrically each side of chapel and N
and S end cottages have axes at right angles to create
prominent gable ends as belvederes with ornamental figures in
Gothic niches. A classical composition with Gothic detail.
Well head, free standing, set at break forward, S of chapel.
Cottage units single storey, with one large and one smaller
room, expressed with 3-light and 2-light casement windows,
front door between. Windows have mullions and transoms with
diamond leaded panes. Doors boarded with iron work in arched
doorhead with rectangular surround. Roof steep and eaves
carried forward on brackets to create a pentice. Stack at each
gable end. Chapel W gable end, buttressed angles, 3-light
window in 2-centred arch with geometrical tracery, head stops
to labels and lifted string course below framing. Cross and
lozenges in burnt headers. Well head octagonal with pierced
trefoiled lights containing a pump with date. Frieze with text
from Proverbs below pointed roof.
INTERIOR of typical house has narrow larder in line with front
door and larger principal room with inscription on fireplace
lintel. Bedroom undecorated. At rear, kitchen out-shut
projects into house yard, free standing WC set away from back
door in yard. The original arrangement of the rear of the
houses now obscured in some units due to C20 rebuilding and
addition encroaching and virtually filling some of the yards.

Listing NGR: TQ5715193611

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