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Horselocks Cottage the Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Blackmore, Essex

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Latitude: 51.694 / 51°41'38"N

Longitude: 0.3199 / 0°19'11"E

OS Eastings: 560434

OS Northings: 202021

OS Grid: TL604020

Mapcode National: GBR NJD.PPS

Mapcode Global: VHHMQ.HPG7

Plus Code: 9F32M8V9+JW

Entry Name: Horselocks Cottage the Cottage

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204937

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373323

Location: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green, Brentwood, Essex, CM4

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green

Built-Up Area: Blackmore

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Blackmore St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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723-1/2/19 (East side)
20/02/76 No.1
The Cottage (1) and Horselocks
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1 AND 2
The Cottage)


House, now 2 houses. c1500, extended in C17 and C20.
Timber-framed, plastered, roofed with tiles of various types.
2-bay hall facing W with C17 axial stack in left bay,
originally storeyed service bay to left, and C17 one-bay
extension beyond. Originally storeyed parlour/solar bay to
right. Horselocks Cottage comprises the part to left of the
middle of the stack, No.1 (The Cottage) comprises the part to
right. Horselocks Cottage has a C20 flat-roofed extension to
rear. No.1 has a C20 single-storey wing to rear, a similar
extension to the right and a C20 lean-to glazed porch to right
of it.
One storey with attics. Four C20 casements and 2 more in
hipped dormers. Horselocks Cottage has a wide plain boarded
and ledged door with C17 wooden handle, probably contemporary
with the C17 alterations which converted a medieval house into
a lobby-entrance house, and meriting special care. No.1 has a
half-glazed 4-panel door in the lean-to porch at right. The
front pitch of the main roof is clad with handmade red clay
tiles. The rear pitch of Horselocks Cottage is clad with
concrete tiles, and the rear pitch of No.1 mainly with
machine-made red clay tiles. The rear wing of No.1 has
handmade red clay tiles, the right extension C20 tiles. No.1
has in the rear elevation an early C19 fixed light of 4 panes
with early glass, meriting special care.
INTERIOR: jowled posts, heavy studding. Horselocks Cottage has
the original floor of the service bay, of heavy plain joists
of horizontal section laid longitudinally, and in the left
extension a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops and
plain joists of vertical section. On the ground floor the
studding of the original external left wall has been removed,
leaving the central post and 3 diamond portices and a shutter
groove for an unglazed window in the girt. Above the tie-beam
the framing is intact, including a window with mortices for
one axial brace at the left end, no evidence of a brace to the
plain crownpost in the partition wall to the hall; the
collar-purlin is severed just beyond for the insertion of the
stack. The left extension has primary straight bracing, a
cambered tie-beam and a clasped purlin roof. Wide wood-burning
hearth facing to left, with 0.23m jambs, chamfered axial beam
with lamb's tongue stops, and salt niche with peaked head. In
No.1 most of the framing is concealed by plaster, except the
studded partition at the 'high' end of the hall, which has
peg-holes for a fixed bench, the original plain doorway to the
parlour, and one of 2 original pintle hinges. C20 grate, all
brickwork of the stack plastered. C17 inserted floor in hall,
similar to that of the left extension. Original floor of the
parlour/solar bay, similar to that of the service bay. The
crownpost roof is present but plastered to the soffits of the
collars. One axial brace emerges from the plaster at the left
end, although itself plastered, which implies that the central
crownpost of the hall is present although concealed.

Listing NGR: TL6043402021

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