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Great Ropers

A Grade II* Listed Building in Warley, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6002 / 51°36'0"N

Longitude: 0.2886 / 0°17'18"E

OS Eastings: 558597

OS Northings: 191517

OS Grid: TQ585915

Mapcode National: GBR WV.Z9D

Mapcode Global: VHHN8.Y1DM

Plus Code: 9F32J72Q+3C

Entry Name: Great Ropers

Listing Date: 21 October 1958

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206489

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373435

Location: Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13

County: Essex

Electoral Ward/Division: Warley

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Warley Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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723-1/8/162 Great Ropers
(Formerly Listed as:
Great Ropers)


House. Late C18 (waterhead dated 1772), C19. Yellow brick,
hipped roofs with machine-made flat tiles, parapet to front.
As a result of C19 additions, plan now an irregular deep block
with a ground floor extension at front on S end. Original C18
form was approximately L-shaped, having a principal W front
and N facing garden front.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement. Front, W elevation, original
house, 3 storied, 3 principal bays breaking forward from N and
S bowed ends, also central bay breaking forward again.
Modillion cornice between 1st and 2nd storeys with modillioned
pediment over centre bay, having a bulls-eye window in the
tympanum. Centre bay has a wooden Tuscan porch with
modillioned open pediment, door has 4 upper fielded panels and
2 lower flush panels, door-case reveals similar, cobweb
fanlight. Above, on 1st floor, semicircular headed recess with
keystone and string course. Within, triple sash window with
glazing bars, 1x4, 3x4, 1x4 panes, also blind box with lunate
head. Other windows of facade are all sashes with glazing
bars, 3x4 panes. Ground and first floor windows have blind
boxes, 2nd floor windows recessed with stuccoed reveals. The
facade shows considerable traces of being originally reddened
with white pencilled tuck pointing. The S bowed end has
original windows blocked and brickwork of voussoirs re-cut to
appear as continous horizontal coursing when later, C19 ground
floor yellow brick extension was added. This addition to N. To
S a stone seat within a round headed niche and a bowed bay
window with castellated parapet, having 3 identical sash
windows, with glazing bars, 3x5 panes, also with blind boxes
partly remaining. Above, simple pitched roof with modillioned
eaves. N elevation. 2 adjacent builds - to W, late C18 to E,
C19. C18 elevation comprises bowed end of front elevation with
3 radial windows. Continuing 3-window range to E with
chimney-stack and dated waterhead at junction. 3 storeys and
basement with parapet. Windows mainly as W front elevation,
sash, 3x4 panes and blind boxes on ground and first floors but
first floor windows of bow have replaced C19 plain sashes.
Cast-iron balcony, trellis patterned to these windows. 2nd
floor windows of 3-bay range replaced by 2-light C19 casements
with glazing bars, each light 2x3 panes. Basement windows,
sashes with glazing bars, 3x2 panes. To E - C19 build in
yellow brick, 3 storeys with hipped roofs and deep modillioned
eaves cornice. 2 units. To W, 2-window range with stack
central and flush on front wall. Windows segment headed C19
sashes, one on ground floor, one on first floor and 2 on
second floor, with glazing bars, 2x4 panes. To E, unit set
well back, similar windows with glazing bars, one on first
floor and 2 on second floor. S elevation - to W, bowed end of
original house with blocked windows, ground floor deep C19
addition with stone dressings, pedimented French windows with
surround in `artisan mannerist' style with volutes in profile
clasping the architrave and single mullion and transom, having
upper lights with glazing bars, each 2x2 panes; below, French
windows with glazing bars, each leaf of 2x4 panes. To E
irregular deeply articulated C19 units with irregular
fenestration, 3 and 4 storey, windows segment headed sashes
with glazing bars, mainly 2x4 panes, some 2x3 and some 3x2
panes. External stack towards E end. Rear E elevation
projecting 2 window range to W larger range to N with 2-window
and single blank range - windows segment headed, sashes with
glazing bars. Ground floor 2 windows with 3x3 panes, segment
headed doorway in internal angle, door with upper glazing of
3x2 panes and 2 lower, flush, beaded panels. First floor
windows, three 3x4, one 2x4 panes. Second floor, two 2x4
panes. Hipped roof, 2 end stacks and one central one.
INTERIOR: entrance hall elongated, parallel with front with
apse to S end and paired Adam style `in antis'. Ionic columns
defining each end which has a dentilled pedimented doorway to
bow ended rooms, also cornice and central fireplace with egg
and dart decoration. Dining room has bolection moulded
panelling with egg and dart and dentilled cornice, also
`eared' fireplace. Open string well stair with shaped handrail
and turned balusters.
Great Ropers and the game larder (qv) form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ5859791517

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