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Pear Tree Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Doddinghurst, Essex

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Latitude: 51.662 / 51°39'43"N

Longitude: 0.3027 / 0°18'9"E

OS Eastings: 559359

OS Northings: 198424

OS Grid: TQ593984

Mapcode National: GBR XK.WGY

Mapcode Global: VHHMX.6HC8

Entry Name: Pear Tree Cottage

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197273

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373607

Location: Doddinghurst, Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Doddinghurst

Built-Up Area: 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


723-1/5/320 (East side)
20/02/76 Pear Tree Cottage
(Formerly Listed as:
Pear Tree Cottage)


House. C16, C17 and C20. Timber-framed and rough cast
rendered, peg-tiled roof. 3 celled. One and a half storey. 3
window range of C20 wooden casements. Off centre C19 front
door, framed and flush panels and simple C20 gabled porch in
brick and timber. Double stack in line with door. 2 gabled
dormers with C19 casement windows. Break apparent in front
wall towards N end suggesting rebuilding or addition of N
INTERIOR: much framing exposed but considerably altered.
Medieval hall house though evident, hall window with 6
mullions and sill joints in rear wall of central 2-bayed
section with sooting on tie-beam above. High end cross wall in
position with rear arched braces and single doorway with
carpenters assembly marks. N (high) end, storeyed bay rebuilt
in C17 and S end service bay refloored and walls considerably
rebuilt C17 with primary bracing, principal binding joist with
lamb's tongue stops to chamfers. Axial common joists having
diminished haunched tenons with small pendant soffits and
joist clamp on S end wall. C17 division of the hall and
associated stack backing on to site of cross passage. Common
joists deep section with diminished haunched tenons and
pendant soffits sitting on clamps on side walls, elm bridging
joist with lamb's tongue chamfer stops taken into stack and
simply cradled into high end cross wall by a wooden supporting
strap. To provide free movement on the new upper floor all the
internal tie-beams have been cut through and the roof rebuilt
using clasped side purlins and some framing constructed to
support cut beams. Dormer windows probably constructed then.
Later in C17 second chimney-stack built on site of cross
passage to heat service room and convert house to lobby
entrance form. C19 refurbishment of dormer casements and front
door. Renovation of the house, in progress, has revealed a
child's leather shoe, a boy's cap and a girl's lace work hat
with dried flowers pushed into the angle between the floor and
front wall of the low end storeyed bay. Rear of house, two C20
brick cross-wings, two C20 French windows, one wooden casement
window 4x3 panes and on first floor one wooden casement with
glazing bars, 4x4 panes in each gable. Rear roof C20
machine-made tiles and N end wall weatherboarded.

Listing NGR: TQ5935998424

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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