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A Grade II Listed Building in Mountnessing, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6587 / 51°39'31"N

Longitude: 0.3867 / 0°23'12"E

OS Eastings: 565180

OS Northings: 198243

OS Grid: TQ651982

Mapcode National: GBR NJW.W11

Mapcode Global: VHJKD.NK8S

Entry Name: Tilehurst

Listing Date: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197324

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373737

Location: Mountnessing, Brentwood, Essex, CM4

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Mountnessing

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Mountnessing St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


723-1/7/458 (East side)


House. 1884. By George Sherrin. For Sir Sebastian Petre. Minor
alterations in 1906. Red brick in English bond with limestone
dressings, some exposed false framing, and some tile-hanging,
roofed with machine-made red clay tiles. Complex plan facing
approximately W, with 2 internal and 3 external stacks.
2 storeys with attics and cellars. All windows are casements,
many with rectangular leading; all on the ground floor, and
some on the first floor, have chamfered stone surrounds and
moulded stone mullions, some also with moulded transoms. 3
first-floor windows are oriels supported on profiled brackets
with exposed false framing in the gables; 2 of them have brick
nogging below the windows in oblique square pattern. 2 gabled
dormers with exposed false framing. This framing is in various
regional styles - close studding, square panels and decorative
patterns. Double half-glazed doors in moulded stone surround.
Near the S end is a square tower with a belvedere in the
second storey, false framing below the windows on 3 sides, an
ogival cupola and weathervane. The left return has a 2-storey
splayed bay and a moulded stone parapet gable. The E (garden)
elevation has a similar 2-storey bay but with a close-studded
gable, 2 stone mullioned and transomed windows on each floor,
and a close-studded gable dormer. Near the S end is a timber
gallery on the first floor, and twin gables with exposed false
framing in decorative style. INTERIOR: original main stair and
doors on the ground floor, upper floors altered. The house was
originally named Tylhus.
(Essex Countryside: Langford K: A Neglected Essex Architect:
1984-: 22-3).

Listing NGR: TQ6518098243

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