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A Grade II Listed Building in Warley, Essex

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Latitude: 51.5875 / 51°35'15"N

Longitude: 0.3285 / 0°19'42"E

OS Eastings: 561410

OS Northings: 190197

OS Grid: TQ614901

Mapcode National: GBR YK.PHQ

Mapcode Global: VHHN9.NC1C

Plus Code: 9F32H8QH+2C

Entry Name: Woodlands

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205856

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373396

Location: Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Electoral Ward/Division: Warley

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Childerditch All Saints and St Faith

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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723-1/9/59 (West side)
20/02/76 Woodlands


House. Mid-C16, C17, C20. Timber-framed, plastered and
weatherboarded. Peg-tiled roof. T-plan hall and cross-wing.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Cross-wing roof hipped back from front to
gablet and roof of hall range slightly higher. Rear out-shut
in internal angle and front, ground floor lean-to addition
containing porch and extension to cross-wing. External stacks
in red brick to end walls, major, of C17, at NW and minor
c1800. Front, NE elevation, ground floor, hall range and C20
extension, weatherboarded with moulded cornice, early C19 and
C20 across whole front. Hall, C20 3-light casement window with
glazing bars, each casement 2x2 panes, C20 addition, casement
window with upper lights and C20 boarded `stable' type door
with upper glazed panel, porch, side fixed glazing with
glazing bars, 3x3 panes. Roof of addition peg-tiled and hipped
back round projecting cross-wing. First floor hall range, some
mock applied timbering and some old pargeted plaster towards
cross-wing and carried across cross-wing chevron decoration. 2
outer 3-light casement windows and one central 2-light
casement window each with C19 beaded frame, casements have
glazing bars, each 2x2 panes. Rear, SW elevation. Hall and
cross-wing evident with roof similar to front elevation all
C20 weatherboarded, with C20 casement windows and all
casements with glazing bars, 2x2 panes. Ground floor, 2
windows, one C20 3-lights and one C19 2-lights with narrow
central C19 beaded frame and weatherboarded division in
cross-wing, also C20 boarded door in out-shut and projecting
C20 fireplace lean-to at W corner peg-tiled. First floor,
2-light window to cross-wing and lower 2-light window in
lean-to witn C19 beaded frame. SE end elevation, plastered
with some remaining pargeting, zigzag stippling, large central
stack with 2 shouldered reductions in width, mainly stretcher
bond. NW end elevation, weatherboarded with stack of c1800
having same burnt bricks and one sided single-shouldered
reduction in width. Hips of cross-wing evident with hall roof
gable above. Single ground floor casement window with glazing
bars, 2x2 panes.
INTERIOR: framing of hall and cross-wing exposed particularly
on first floor with considerable amount of elm as well as oak
for principal members, also, waney edges are present
suggesting a limited budget for the original building. Ground
floor: cross-wing originally jettied, now obscured by C20
additions, opposed doors in hall/cross-wing angle imply
original cross entry site. Hall: inserted C17 floor with
lamb's tongue chamfer stops and principal C17 fireplace
restored but with reused oak lintel with older C15 or early
C16 mouldings of roll in a hollow chamfer. First floor,
central trusses of hall and cross-wing both with arched
braces. Internal arched and tension bracing in cross-wing.
Tension braced central truss in the hall and hall/cross-wing
partition frame. Hall has shouldered jowled posts. Principal
chamber window shown by shutter groove on front of cross-wing
with 5 large diamond mullion holes. Roof of hall sooted with
evidence of former crown post system, post of central truss
had 4-way braces. Roof members made from elm. SE terminal
crown post continues to apex as king strut although joints
show crown post use.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the house demonstrates the persistence of the
open hall house for ordinary folk well after the open hall had
been abandoned in favour of individually heated chambers of
the fully storeyed house by the more fashionable. Secondary,
nailed collars below the medieval ones, but above the present
first floor ceiling of the hall are no doubt for high
ceilinged rooms, contrived in the house in the early C19 when
the house was generally re-furbished and given its surviving
older window frames. Woodlands and Rosebrook (qv) form a

Listing NGR: TQ6141090197

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