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Hatch Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kelvedon Hatch, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6677 / 51°40'3"N

Longitude: 0.2685 / 0°16'6"E

OS Eastings: 556978

OS Northings: 198979

OS Grid: TQ569989

Mapcode National: GBR WQ.DCW

Mapcode Global: VHHMW.LBTX

Entry Name: Hatch Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 August 1952

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197316

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373723

Location: Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Kelvedon Hatch

Built-Up Area: Kelvedon Hatch

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Kelvedon Hatch St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


723-1/5/441 (East side)
27/08/52 Hatch Farmhouse
(Formerly Listed as:
ONGAR ROAD, Kelvedon Hatch
Hatch Farmhouse)


Formerly known as: The Red House.
House. Mid-C16, early C17, C18 and C20. Timber-framed, part
exposed, weatherboarded and rendered and brick, roof
peg-tiled. L-plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics. W front C18 red brick, Flemish
bond with burnt headers, symmetrical 3 window range, central
front door. All windows C20 copies of originals, sashes with
glazing bars, 3x4 panes, plain reveals and voussoir heads,
ground floor segmental and first floor flat. Door C19 framed
and panelled, 6 panes and sinple flat hood on console
brackets. Hipped roof rises to central early C17 stack with
ovolo and cavetto mouldings, 3 octagonal shafts to W rebuilt
but with original moulded bases. S front is exactly the same
style as W but 5 window range and 3 dormer windows, each with
hipped, peg-tiled roofs and C20 casement windows with glazing
bars, 4x4 panes. Central door C20 glazed with glazing bars,
3x5 panes. C17 stack (seen on W front) at W end, 3 stacks show
to S, C18 stack on E end wall of range (burnt headers). N
elevation has L-shaped projection at W end with exposed
timber-framing of long vertical studs on first floor with 2
early C17 3-light, ovolo-moulded windows. Hipped roof rises to
early C17 stack showing irregular clustering of stacks with
the central octagonal shaft showing on the S front, elongated
back to a single large rectangular shape. Shaft at E end of
cluster on its own. E end of N elevation, first floor
weatherboarded and rendered, two 4x3 C20 casement windows.
Ground floor C20 rendered, brick lean-to with peg-tiled roof,
6 casement windows with glazing bars and a glazed door,
glazing bars, 3x5 panes.
INTERIOR: 2 timber-framed building phases. (1) Range running
E-W, now 2 bays, originally continued to W, mid-C16, jowled
storey posts and internal tension bracing. Ground floor
ceiling binding joist with bar stopped chamfers, common joists
step stopped. Large fireplace at E end with timber lintel,
rebuilt but could have original core. Door, now painted, could
be C17, first-floor diamond mullioned window (blocked). Phase
(2) early C17, W end of earlier range cut back and symmetrical
timber-framed block built across W end, facing W with central
chimney-stack, 2 storey and attic, double jettied range
projecting to W. N and S principal rooms to front and large
transverse corridor, staircase well and landing at back. Stair
rises to attic with moulded handrail, flat, shaped balusters
and newel post with moulded cappings. Walls of stair well with
plaster panelling (rectangular centres with four L-shaped
corner figures) and 2 plaster medallions, one restored and
modified, the other indistinct. Stair well lit by 2 mullioned
windows with ovolo decoration on first floor at NE angle. Both
W front ground floor rooms with dragon beams to W corners,
principals with bar stopped chamfers, common joists step
stopped. First floor rooms over are similar but with no
decoration on joists, perhaps originally panelled and ceiled.
N room with 3 light mullioned window, ovolo-moulded. In the
house fragments of floor joist support clamps surviving as
cornices and also carved boards probably from a frieze.
Fireplaces of phase (2) Ground floor single and rebuilt in S
room. First floor, 2 back to back, N room with 4 centre arch
in rectangular frame, both frame and arch ovolo-moulded. Arch
moulding finishes in cabochon and double run out chamfer
stops. S room rebuilt 4 centre arch. Attic, 2 back to back
fireplaces (N and S) with rebuilt timber lintels. 5 chimney
shafts in all. 3 enriched doorways with elaborately moulded
architraves with urn and trident moulding stops, situated on
ground floor at angle of phase (1) and (2) (leading to
corridor), on first floor leading to N room of front block,
and another on first floor leading to W bay of phase (1). Also
5 light ovolo-moulded window inserted in E bay of first floor.
Main entrance of phase (2) presumably on site of S front door,
leading straight to corridor and stairs. On first floor is one
important chamber and one more private chamber. Rear entrance
door to corridor on ground floor at back and straight above,
another plain doorway from the first floor landing leading
outside. - Exterior stairway? Fireplace on ground floor at E
end of phase (1) block, no doubt used as a kitchen. Phase (3)
C18. Cutting back of double jettied front and rebuilding of W
and S front in brick with sash windows. Attic roofs re built
with dormer windows, now butt side purlin type but
considerably re-arranged and with fragments of early C17 house
framing reused. E end kitchen stack refaced using burnt
headers. Phase (4) C20 refurbishment and addition of rear
out-shuts and considerable accurate replacement of earlier
(RCHM: Central and SW Essex : Monument 4: 143).

Listing NGR: TQ5697898979

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