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Oak Beam Cottage warley Green Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Warley, Essex

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Latitude: 51.5924 / 51°35'32"N

Longitude: 0.2846 / 0°17'4"E

OS Eastings: 558351

OS Northings: 190648

OS Grid: TQ583906

Mapcode National: GBR WW.BFY

Mapcode Global: VHHN8.W7BL

Plus Code: 9F32H7RM+XR

Entry Name: Oak Beam Cottage warley Green Cottage

Listing Date: 21 October 1958

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206628

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373438

Location: Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13

County: Essex

Electoral Ward/Division: Warley

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Warley St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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723-1/17/142 (East side)
21/10/58 Nos.3 AND 4
Warley Green Cottage (3) and Oak
Beam Cottage (4)
(Formerly Listed as:
No.3 (Warley Green Cottage)
(Formerly listed as No.4). No.4 Oak
Beam Cottage)


2 adjoining cottages. Mid-C16, late C18, C20. Timber-framed,
rendered, some brick replacement of ground floor walling,
peg-tiled roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storey with jettied cross-wing to N and adjoining
range along road. 2 additions in line to S with dropping roof
levels. Front, W elevation, N-S, cross-wing, ground floor,
central C20 framed door with shaped rails, 3 upper glazed
panels and 3 lower panels. C20 casement window with glazing
bars, 3x3 panes. First floor, similar window and remains of
old zigzag pargeting, side purlins of roof showing, house
framing cased on corners of jetty, one bracket remains. C18
stack on N flank wall. Principal block, 2 window range with
central door, upper glazing with glazing bars, 4x3 panes, one
lower fielded panel. Windows either side, iron and wood
casements, ground floor with small leaded panes, one 3-light
(central light has plain glass replacement of older work), one
2-light. First floor, similar but old panes replaced in
irregular pattern. Addition to S, single storeyed with C20
pargeting (in zigzag pattern) and weatherboarding continued to
second, similar, but smaller addition, one C18 fixed window
with glazing bars, 5x3 panes and one C20 fixed window with
glazing bars, 4x3 panes. Rear, E elevation repeats blocks at
front but cross-wing extended back with hipped roof. Also C20
jettied addition to S of old cross-wing. No.4 has C20 rear
lean-to to the C20 work of No.3. No.3, rear, all C20, 2 window
range, ground floor, door with semicircular headed glazed
upper light with glazing bars, 3x3 panes, windows each side,
one 2-light casement, one 3-light casement. First floor, two
2-light casement windows. N end elevation, old cross-wing and
C20 rear blocks, C18 brick walling of front ground floor
continues round with contemporary stack, wall above, rough
cast, C20 addition, brick, rendered and colourwashed and rear
hip to roof, a single casement window on ground and first
floors. Rear of No.3 weatherboarded, old addition has C20 door
with upper glazing, 3x4 panes and lower boarded panel, also
C20 picture window. Single flue stack set diagonally emerges
through roof. Second old addition has two C19 casement
windows, one with glazing bars, 2x2 panes, C20 skylight in
roof above. Principal range masked by C20 weatherboarded
lean-to which has a C20 boarded door, a double picture window
and a casement window. The E end of the lean-to has a C20
casement window.
INTERIOR: has framing of the mid C16 with jowled posts. It
comprises a hall and cross-wing. The hall has interior tension
braced framing and a high double arched bracing at the high
end where it abuts the cross-wing. Above, a roof rafter couple
has elegant arched bracing to a collar, all chamfered,
creating a decorative canopy-like feature. Below, the framing
is typical of a hall high end, with holes for fixing a bench
and a mortice for a bench end, also tension braces from the
central post. Framing has carpenters' assembly marks. Now much
cut away, 2 doorways through to high end to parlour evident. 4
mullion holes and a shutter rebate in the front hall top plate
indicate site of deep hall window. Hall principal posts,
chamfered with step-stops. Central truss has raking queen
struts supporting collar, side purlins with wind braces and
fillet moulding carried down from arched braces. Low end cross
wall of hall has a ground-floor medieval window which had 2
mullion bars (an unusual feature in this position where cross
passage would be expected). Cross-wing of same period as hall,
two and a half bays, half bay projecting at rear, has remains
of mullion window and stair trap. Ground-floor ceiling joists
have diminished haunched soffit tenons (carpenters' marks).
Where wall framing is seen heavy, early, primary bracing
system used. Large rear lateral stack to hall may be original,
no soot seen on upper structure. Hall low end has flat laid
joists, simply lodged, possibly partial infilling of hall.
Addition to S end, c1700, has rising braces to end tie-beam
and trapped side purlin roof. The house is transitional
between the medieval open hall and a storeyed post-medieval
type using both medieval and post-medieval framing systems.
The lateral stack and the partial infilling of the hall are
typical intermediate stages.
Nos 3 & 4 Great Warley Street form part of a group of
buildings around the green.
(RCHM: SE Essex : Monument 6: 62).

Listing NGR: TQ5835190648

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