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The Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Doddinghurst, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6697 / 51°40'11"N

Longitude: 0.3091 / 0°18'32"E

OS Eastings: 559777

OS Northings: 199298

OS Grid: TQ597992

Mapcode National: GBR XK.JLT

Mapcode Global: VHHMX.99SB

Entry Name: The Cottage

Listing Date: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205371

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373357

Location: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green, Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green

Built-Up Area: Doddinghurst

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Blackmore St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


BLACKMORE

TQ59NE WYATT'S GREEN ROAD
723-1/5/54 (South West side)
The Cottage

II

Wrongly shown on OS map as The Old Cottage.
House. c1600 and mid-C17, extended c1984. Timber-framed,
weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2-bay
range facing NE, the left bay c1600, the right bay mid-C17,
with C18 external stack at left end, and small C20 lean-to
extension at right end. Parallel range to rear, c1984,
extending to left of main range, with external stack at left
end. 2 storeys. 2-window range of C18/19 horizontal sashes of
6+6 lights, with early sheet glass and some handmade glass,
and simple moulded surrounds. C20 door at front of gabled
porch with tiled roof.
INTERIOR: the left bay has jowled posts, straight bracing
inside heavy studding (rising braces at front and back, down
braces at the sides), much original wattle and daub infill,
and an unglazed window in the left side on the first floor,
complete with diamond mullions, now concealed by exterior and
interior finishes. Chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue
stops, plain joists of vertical section. The rear wallplate is
severed for 2 doorways. Clasped purlin roof, ceiled to the
soffits of the collars. The right bay has posts with
square-cut jowls as found in early New England houses, primary
straight bracing, heavy studs tenoned at top and bottom but
mostly not pegged. Floor structure similar to that of left
bay. Both floors are reported to be of oak boards, but now
concealed by C20 softwood boards for levelling. Roof of right
bay rebuilt in softwood in C19, with ridge. Rear wallplate
severed for one doorway. This is an unusually interesting
example of the typical structural differences between
timber-framed construction of c1600 and later in the C17,
conservatively renovated 1983-8. The windows and early glass
merit special care.


Listing NGR: TQ5977799298

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