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Lawford Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Lawford, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9455 / 51°56'43"N

Longitude: 1.0362 / 1°2'10"E

OS Eastings: 608770

OS Northings: 231803

OS Grid: TM087318

Mapcode National: GBR TNW.YM8

Mapcode Global: VHKFV.XC5D

Plus Code: 9F33W2WP+6F

Entry Name: Lawford Hall

Listing Date: 21 February 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 437487

Location: Lawford, Tendring, Essex, CO11

County: Essex

District: Tendring

Civil Parish: Lawford

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Lawford St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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2/102 Lawford Hall
- I

Large house. Said to have been built circa 1580-83 for the Waldegrave family,
of possibly earlier origin with later alterations and additions. Timber framed
and plastered. South front altered about 1756 by Mr. Edward Green with a red
brick facade. Red plain tiled roofs, north and south gables hipped as are the 2
north stair turrets. Half H plan with long wings extending to north and
breaking forward to south. Tall external octagonal shaft chimney stacks with
offset and moulded bases, moulded capping to south east and-south west walls and
an external stack with 3 attached diagonal shafts to north wall of central
range, a similar 3 shafted stack crosses the ridge of the eastern wing, there is
a plain stack in a similar position to the western wing, 2 plain stacks to rear
of eastern stair turret and western side of central range, external north east
stack. Of 2 and 3 storeys and attics. The 2 storey and attics south face with
parapet and moulded band under following through crosswing returns to left and
right chimney stacks. Stone ball finials to angles of crosswings. Central
band. Of 2:1:3:1:2 window range the central 3 bays break forward"and the
moulded pediment breaks through the parapet, semi-circular lunette to pediment,
other windows small paned vertically sliding sashes with gauged brick arches.
Central moulded pedimented doorcase with scroll brackets, part glazed door. The
north face of the central range with a flat roofed, ground floor extension
between the end stair turrets. Left, (east) turret with upper and central 4
light and lower 3 light mullion windows, right (west) turret with upper 4 light
mullion and lower large cross transomed 5 light window. The ground floor with 4
small paned vertically sliding sash windows, central door with moulded surround,
carved swags, moulded frieze, moulded broken pediment on moulded scroll
brackets. To the left of the chimney stack above the door is a small paned
vertically sliding sash window. Brickwork to right of the stack with a round
headed niche and 6 small openings set in a triangular pattern. All eaves
cornices to north, east and west faces are moulded and supported by ornate cast
iron brackets. The eastern crosswing is of 3 storeys and attics to north and
west, 2 storeys and attics to south ends, with dormers facing into the
courtyard. Jetty to north second floor with end carved braces and moulded
bressumer. The ground floor of C16 red brick with chamfered brick window with 6
light moulded mullion of wood to north face, the base of the north eastern
chimney stack of similar brick. 2 small paned vertically sliding sashes to
north face 2nd floor, a 3 light cross transom window to first floor. The east
face of east crosswing has 2 attached gabled extensions of different heights
facing east, each of one window range,that to south with an angled oriel.
Small gabled dormer to south east, 7 upper, 6 central and 3 lower windows, small
paned vertically sliding sashes or vari-light cross transoms, some original.
Vertically boarded door with fanlight over to south east. The western face of
the east crosswing has 3 upper and central various windows. The western wing,
west face was cased in brick at the same time as the south front and is
symmetrical with the chimney stacks projecting at each end, parapet with ball
finials, 6 windows range of small paned vertically sliding sashes. The east
face of west wing with 2 flat headed dormers. 4 window range small paned
vertically sliding sashes, vertically boarded door to north. The north face of
crosswing is jettied to upper floor with end brackets, 3 small paned vertically
sliding sash windows. Below the jetty an original window of 5 lights with
moulded mullions and transom. Low cast iron railings with ornate scrollwork
posts and gate enclose the garden to the east. Interior not inspected at time
of re-survey but said to contain a number of original features and many of the
CLB features including a fine hall, the walls divided by pilasters, some C17
panelling and an original doorway with moulded frame. Some re-set C15 and C16
stained glass roundels and shields. N. Pevsner Essex 1976. RCHM 2.

Listing NGR: TM0877031803

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