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Mountnessing Hall and Attached Walls, Railings and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Mountnessing, Essex

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Latitude: 51.644 / 51°38'38"N

Longitude: 0.3798 / 0°22'47"E

OS Eastings: 564754

OS Northings: 196597

OS Grid: TQ647965

Mapcode National: GBR NK2.SZ8

Mapcode Global: VHJKD.JYM1

Plus Code: 9F32J9VH+JW

Entry Name: Mountnessing Hall and Attached Walls, Railings and Gates

Listing Date: 29 December 1952

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197325

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373741

Location: Mountnessing, Brentwood, Essex, CM13

County: Essex

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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723-1/6/461 (North side)
29/12/52 Mountnessing Hall and attached
walls, railings and gate
(Formerly Listed as:
OLD CHURCH LANE, Mountnessing
Mountnessing Hall)


Country house. Late C16, extended and altered in C18 and early
C19. Timber-framed and plastered, with C18 facade and C18 and
early C19 additions of red brick in Flemish bond, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay main range facing approximately
S, with internal stack at front left; 2-bay cross-wing to
left, with early C19 extension with axial stack to rear, and
C19 single-storey lean-to beyond, roofed with red clay
pantiles; 2-bay cross-wing to right, formerly with external
stack to right, now enclosed by C18 extension beyond. Along
the full width of the rear is an early C19 extension, of red
brick up to first-floor level, timber-framed and plastered
above. Early C19 2-storey garderobe to rear.
2 storeys, attics and half-cellar. Ground floor, 6 late C18
sashes of 6+6 lights with segmental arches. First floor, 7
similar sashes and a similar blank recess in the middle,
painted to imitate a window. Central C20 door in C18 style, in
simple doorcase with moulded flat canopy on moulded brackets;
3 limestone steps, and wrought-iron bootscraper set in top
step. Plain boarded door to right extension. The central part
of the main elevation, corresponding with part of the main
range, is set back; the left cross-wing is integrated with the
stack, and the right cross-wing and C18 extension to right
form an approximately equal part standing forwards. Plain
parapet. Hipped roof with one C20 skylight and one C20
casement in hipped dormer. The right stack has 3 grouped
diagonal shafts. The right return has one C18 sash of 6+6
lights on each floor. The rear elevation has on the ground
floor one wooden hatch, a large blocked aperture, and one
early C19 sash of 8+8 lights, and on the first floor 2 early
C19 tripartite sashes of 2+2, 4+4 and 2+2 lights, one sash of
6+6 lights and one late C19 sash of 4+4 lights. The garderobe
has on the ground floor a plain door in a semicircular arched
reveal, and on the first floor one early C19 casement; on the
roof is a large rivetted tank of the same plan area,
originally supplied by rainwater from the main roof. The right
elevation of the rear wing has on the ground floor 3 early C19
sashes of 8+8 lights and one C19 casement, and on the first
floor one early C19 sash of 6+6 lights. The windows retain
many panes of handmade glass, and there are small areas of C19
chevron-patterned plaster in the rear and right elevations.
2 red brick walls extend forwards from the main range,
enclosing the garden, joined at the front by a continuous
range of iron railings with fleur-de-lys terminals on a dwarf
wall, with a similar central gate, all early C19.
INTERIOR: has been much altered in the C18 to create a large
central entrance hall. The original axial beam, chamfered with
lamb's tongue stops, terminates short of the right wall and is
supported by a jowled prick post and an octagonal post with
lamb's tongue stops; joists plastered to the soffits. The
hearth to left has a late C18 cast-iron fireback with an
embossed design of pineapples in 3 Gothic arches. The windows
of the entrance-hall, the room to the right, and the room
above the entrance-hall, have C18 panelled window-seats. The
ground-floor room to the left has a chamfered binding beam
with lamb's tongue stops, and C18 panelled folding shutters in
the window splays; its walls are lined with canvas stretched
on battens, a rare survival. The room to the rear has a
transverse beam supported on a framed wooden bracket. The
cross-wings have clasped purlin roofs with straight
wind-braces; the upper part of the roof of the right
cross-wing has been altered, and a joggled butt-purlin roof of
the main range has been extended over it to make a continuous
hipped roof. The half-cellar or dairy to rear right has an C18
moulded 3-plank door. Early C19 open-well stair with stick
balusters and moulded pine handrail.

Listing NGR: TQ6475496597

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