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A Grade II Listed Building in Blackmore, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6919 / 51°41'31"N

Longitude: 0.3187 / 0°19'7"E

OS Eastings: 560358

OS Northings: 201788

OS Grid: TL603017

Mapcode National: GBR YC.101

Mapcode Global: VHHMQ.GQTT

Plus Code: 9F32M8R9+QF

Entry Name: Rowfeys

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205330

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373354

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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723-1/15/51 (South side)
20/02/76 Rowfeys
(Formerly Listed as:
BULL ALLEY, Blackmore
Rare Tree Cottage)


House. Early C17, altered in C18, extended in C20.
Timber-framed, roughcast rendered and weatherboarded, roofed
with handmade red clay tiles. 3-bay range aligned approx N-S,
entrance in N gable end. Axial stack at rear of middle bay.
Single-storey lean-to to right of ear bay, roofed with
concrete tiles. C20 single-storey wing to left of rear bay,
roofed with handmade red clay tiles.
One storey with attics. 2 gabled dormers to left, over front
and middle bays, one dormer to right over middle bay. All
windows are C20 casements. Plain boarded door in early C19
simple doorcase with shallow canopy on profiled brackets. The
front gable end is infilled with brick on the ground floor,
rendered to match the remainder; the wallplates project. The
right elevation is weatherboarded to the lean-to, the
remainder rendered.
INTERIOR: unjowled posts, straight bracing inside heavy
studding at rear left corner of middle bay, interrupting studs
elsewhere. Oak frame, all main timbers double-pegged, studs
tenoned and single-pegged. Originally the front and middle
bays were of one and a half storeys, the rear bay of one
storey, but all of one build; lighter C18 framing raises the
rear bay to align with the remainder. Interrupted tie-beam
construction, framing round an original window aperture now
occupied by the C20 casement at the front. Interrupted
tie-beam construction at the rear of the middle bay, with one
framed aperture for an original doorway to the upper floor,
and another now occupied by the first-floor hearth. The front
bay has a chamfered axial beam with a complex mixture of
stops; lamb's tongue with additional notch at rear. The
near-axial beam in the middle bay, joggled to the left, is
chamfered with lamb's tongue stops cut back at the corners.
Joists plastered to the soffits. Free-standing posts inserted
below both axial beams. 2 pintle hinges in post at rear left
corner of lower front room. The ground-floor hearth has a
chamfered mantel beam with straight stops, rebuilt below it
with 0.46m jambs and C18/early C19 bricks. Plain ledged door
of 3 plans on wrought-iron strap hinges to newel stair at rear
left of middle bay; stair largely rebuilt. The documentary
history of the site has been extensively studied by a previous
owner; the present name is derived from one recorded in the
sixteenth century.

Listing NGR: TL6035801788

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