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The Parsonage House

A Grade II Listed Building in Orsett, Thurrock

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Latitude: 51.5506 / 51°33'2"N

Longitude: 0.4139 / 0°24'50"E

OS Eastings: 567461

OS Northings: 186285

OS Grid: TQ674862

Mapcode National: GBR NL8.PH3

Mapcode Global: VHJL0.4954

Plus Code: 9F32HC27+6H

Entry Name: The Parsonage House

Listing Date: 20 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244319

English Heritage Legacy ID: 449355

Location: Orsett, Thurrock, SS16

County: Thurrock

Electoral Ward/Division: Orsett

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Langdon Hills St Mary and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Former parsonage, now house. Built in 1875 by William White for the Rev. Enseby Digby Cleaver
as the Parsonage to his St Mary's Church Langdon Hills. Asymmetrical Gothic building of red Essex
brick mainly in Flemish bond with some moulded brick and some stone dressings and tiled roofs
with 4 brick chimneystacks. Two storeys and attics, irregular fenestration. Entrance front has 3
projecting gables with some tile-hanging. Central gable has plate-traceried sandstone window to first
floor and triple stone lancets to ground floor. Dormer between central and left hand gable also has
triple sandstone lancet. Other windows are mainly cambered casements with shouldered architraves.
Projecting 3/8 porch to right hand side and ground floor projection with gableted roof to left side
gable. Plinth of half-round bricks with a moulded drip course above the canted brick plinth. Rear
elevation has large gable to right with some tile-hanging, triple casements to first floor and triple
lancets to ground floor, central bay with triple window to dormer and 6-light bay under brick
penticed hood on brackets to ground floor. Conical projection to left in header bond with lancet
windows to floor. Right side elevation has one gable, one semi-dormer, 3 casement windows and
door with penticed hood. Left side has pattern of polychrome brickwork below eaves, cambered
casements, plain doorcase under penticed hood and weatherboarded outbuilding attached by a brick
wall. Interior has geometric pattern tiled entrance hall, staircase with carved and chamfered splat
balusters, chamfered newel posts and pendants, original fireplaces with wooden surrounds to drawing
room and first floor bedrooms and shutters and ingenious folding shutters and windowseats to
principal rooms. Conical roof to the rear elevation covered an apsidal-ended chapel on the first floor
for the Rev. Cleaver's Italian wife who was a Roman Catholic.

Listing NGR: TQ6746186285

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