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Stondon Place

A Grade II Listed Building in Stondon Massey, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6813 / 51°40'52"N

Longitude: 0.2803 / 0°16'48"E

OS Eastings: 557742

OS Northings: 200524

OS Grid: TL577005

Mapcode National: GBR WP.PBF

Mapcode Global: VHHMP.TZ1Z

Entry Name: Stondon Place

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197346

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373806

Location: Stondon Massey, Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Stondon Massey

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Stondon Massey Ss Peter and Paul

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


723-1/1/537 (South side)
20/02/76 Stondon Place
(Formerly Listed as:
CHIVERS ROAD, Stondon Massey
Stondon Place)


House. 1706, rebuilt after a fire of 1877, reputedly with the
old material. For Richard How. Red brick, Flemish bond,
peg-tile roof. L-plan.
2 storeys. S front to garden has 2 outer semicircular brick
bays and plain central section between. Plain string courses
over each storey and simple parapet. 9 bays in 3:3:3 grouping.
All windows straight headed with gauged brick voussoirs and a
key stone. Front doorway similar to windows with French door,
each leaf of 3 panes. 2 light rectangular fan light. 2 stacks,
one to E of centre and one on E gable end of E elevation (now
principal entrance). Gable end of S front with right angled
block to N (2 storey). Brick door porch at junction of blocks,
flat topped with parapet and cornice clasping corner
buttresses and pilasters `in antis'. Cyma and torus mouldings.
Doorway - 3 light fanlight and 6 panelled door, upper 4
recessed, lower 2 flush. Fixed lights, 2x4 panes on N and S
sides of porch. To S of porch, one window as on S front (3x4
panes). To N of porch narrow window ,sash, glazing bars, 1x4
panes, also 2 windows, sashes, glazing bars, 3x4 panes. First
floor 3 similar windows. Gable end stack to S with recessed
panel, also central stack in N wing. W elevation to rear
garden, irregular, with 2 gable ends to N with central brick
roundels. Ground floor French window with 3 lights to each
leaf, 2-light fan-light, also tripartite window with sashes,
glazing bars, 1x4 panes, 2x4 panes, 1x4 panes. First floor
(over window and door) semicircular oriel window on brick
corbel, 3 lights, sashes with glazing bars, each light 2x4
INTERIOR contains some C18 style fireplaces. Stondon Place was
the home of the famous musician, William Byrd between 1593 and
his death in 1623. He lived in a house on the site which was
replaced in 1706. Byrd was a recusant and was buried in
Stondon Massey church (qv) nearby. The Georgian house became
the second manor house of Stondon Massey after Stondon Hall
(qv) became a farmhouse and remained as such until 1861.

Listing NGR: TL5774200524

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