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Three Wantz

A Grade II Listed Building in Doddinghurst, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6612 / 51°39'40"N

Longitude: 0.2858 / 0°17'8"E

OS Eastings: 558191

OS Northings: 198296

OS Grid: TQ581982

Mapcode National: GBR WQ.YJJ

Mapcode Global: VHHMW.WHXW

Entry Name: Three Wantz

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197269

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373603

Location: Doddinghurst, Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Doddinghurst

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Doddinghurst All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


723-1/5/317 (East side)
20/02/76 Three Wantz
(Formerly Listed as:
WARREN LANE, Doddinghurst
Three Wantz)


House. Late C16, C17 and C20. Timber-framing but front wall is
brick, roughcast, peg-tiled roof. 3 bays, lobby entrance plan
with stack and front door off centre to S. One and a half
storeys. 3 window range and one gabled dormer window all with
C20 casements but of approximately C18/C19 proportions. Door,
C20 fielded panels, one panel glazed, C20 gabled porch in
timber and brick with moulded composition pilasters. Stack C20
rebuild with some elaboration in the original plain pair of
diagonal shafts. Minor stack to S behind roof apex. C20 single
storeyed extension of S with door similar to front door, also
C20 window with top opening light.
INTERIOR: has C16 and C17 phases of building but the sequence
is not easy to interpret. 2 NE bays earliest with stout
studding and internal rising braces, SW bay an addition, with
primary bracing. Within the early bays the principal stack is
inserted and has a depressed 4-centred arched fireplace in the
attic and the ground-floor fireplace is rebuilt in the
original form with a timber lintel. Principal central ground
floor room has flat sectioned joists with diminished haunched
soffit tenons. End room to N has old outer frame but ceiling
appears to be renewed (deep sectioned joists with diminished
haunched soffit tenons). Added bay to S end of house has
diminished haunched soffit tenons and joists of deepish
section, originally partitioned axially (shown by redundant
joints in the bridging joist and brick footings for timber
sill found by owner together with circular footing in rear
half). Minor stack in this bay probably contemporary.
Carpenters' marks of the scratched form on the originally
exterior end wall (now at back of principal stack). Also
carpenters' marks with distinguishing scratched circles on the
central cross walling between the 2 earlier bays. This wall
has a number of large peg holes of about 31mm diameter which
line up in rows and pairs suggesting the setting up of a
weavers' warping frame. C20 restoration includes the complete
renewal of the front wall in the 1930's. The rear of the house
is similar to the fromt, rough cast with two C20 casement
windows and a boarded door. Roof repaired at NE end with C20
machine-made flat tiles. C20 extension on SW end projects to
create an L plan. C20 casement window with top light. The C16
and C17 timber-framing of the house appears to demonstrate
phases of reconstruction and addition in a close sequence of
building activity.
(RCHM: Central and SW Essex : Monument 11: 57).

Listing NGR: TQ5819198296

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