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George and Dragon

A Grade II Listed Building in Mountnessing, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6533 / 51°39'11"N

Longitude: 0.3519 / 0°21'6"E

OS Eastings: 562796

OS Northings: 197564

OS Grid: TQ627975

Mapcode National: GBR NK0.CSQ

Mapcode Global: VHJKD.1PXY

Entry Name: George and Dragon

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197327

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373748

Location: Mountnessing, Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Mountnessing

Built-Up Area: Ingatestone

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


723-1/6/468 (North West side)
20/02/76 No.294
George and Dragon Inn
(Formerly Listed as:
ROMAN ROAD, Mountnessing
(North West side)
George and Dragon Inn)


House, now public house and restaurant. C15 and late C17,
altered and extended in C19 and C20. Timber-framed, plastered
and weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. C15
main range facing SE, extended to left in late C17, with
C17/18 external stack at left end and C19 external stack at
right end. Late C17 2-bay wing to rear left, with C19 external
stack to left of it. Complex series of C19 and C20 extensions
to rear and rear right.
2 storeys and cellar. Ground floor, 2 splayed bays of C20
sashes with rectangular leading. First floor, three C20
casements with diamond leading. Two C20 half-glazed doors with
flat canopies on arched brackets.
INTERIOR: on the ground floor all original internal walls have
been removed, and much reused timber introduced as decor.
Chamfered transverse and axial beams in 4 bays, with exposed
joists in the 3 left bays, joists plastered to the soffits in
the front half of the right bay; in the rear half the joists
have been removed, and the rear half of one transverse beam
has been removed, the floor suspended on an iron tie. In the
left bay the joists are plain and of vertical section, in the
next bay plain and of horizontal section, jointed to the axial
beam with central tenons and housed soffits, being the
original floor of the storeyed end of the medieval house; and
in the third bay, the joists are chamfered with lamb's tongue
stops, being the late C16 inserted floor in the hall of the
medieval house. The girts are boxed above the bay windows. All
3 ground-floor hearths are C20. At the right end the removal
of a section of floor, and the ceiling above, opens a void to
the rafters; much introduced timber, brick nogging and random
stone infill used as decor. The first floor is less altered
but walls and ceilings are mainly plastered. In the 2 left
bays of the main range unjowled posts and some light studding
with primary straight bracing are exposed. A jowled post is
exposed at the front right corner. C18 hearth at left end with
curved rear splays. Most of the roof is original and intact,
of butt-purlin construction in the 2 left bays, of crownpost
construction in the bay to the right, with axial braces, all
smoke-blackened; the right bay is inaccessible. The rear left
wing has above the ground floor one chamfered transverse beam
with lamb's tongue stops; on the first floor one straight
brace outside the studding is exposed, and a chamfered
wallplate with mitred stops; butt-purlin roof, complete. The
ground floor of this building is so much altered that there is
little left to conserve except the outside walls; the use of
introduced materials from diverse sources has devalued what
remains. The greater part of the first floor is still intact,
and this and the upper parts of the building retain their
historic value, and merit appropriate conservation. The void
at the rear right part of the main range probably represents
the removal of a post-medieval stack and associated

Listing NGR: TQ6279697564

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