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Beeleigh Grange

A Grade II Listed Building in Maldon, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7404 / 51°44'25"N

Longitude: 0.663 / 0°39'46"E

OS Eastings: 583958

OS Northings: 207984

OS Grid: TL839079

Mapcode National: GBR QLY.SHV

Mapcode Global: VHJK5.FJV6

Entry Name: Beeleigh Grange

Listing Date: 24 September 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257126

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464209

Location: Maldon, Maldon, Essex, CM9

County: Essex

District: Maldon

Civil Parish: Maldon

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Maldon All Saints with St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


574-1/1/232 (North West side)
24/09/71 Beeleigh Grange


Farmhouse, now house. C18 and possibly earlier. Timber-framed
and part white weatherboarding, part C20 pargeted plaster and
part brick; roofs are of plain tiles with brick stacks. Very
complex plan form: main range with unarticulated cross-wings,
with parallel block to rear with small stair tower and further
wing on north corner.
EXTERIOR: front is of white weatherboarding; 2 storeys;
4-window range, with unarticulated gables at each end; that to
the north-east continues down as catslide over
one-storey-and-attic structure. Each cross-wing has a flush
16-pane sash with moulded surround on each floor. The central
part has moulded eaves and has a 12-pane sash and a 16-pane
sash on 1st floor; ground floor has an off-centre flat hooded
doorcase with consoles, moulded architrave and door of 6
raised-and-fielded panels, and a further 16-pane sash below
that on 1st floor.
The south-west flank has a stack, white weatherboarding and a
12-pane sash on each floor. The north-east flank of main block
has lower eaves line and a dormer with catslide roof and one
12-pane sash window. The block forming the northern corner has
2 roofs at right-angles, one being a western extension of the
cross-wing. The south-east elevation of this has a 16-pane
sash on each floor and the ground floor, on all exposed faces
is of red Flemish-bond brick with some grey headers. The
north-east flank has a gable stack and brickwork is partially
The north-west elevation is of two parts with an asymmetrical
raised part with hipped roof. The 1st floor has two 16-pane
sashes over a single similar window and a plain tripartite
sash. A stack against flank of taller part breaks through
ridge line of lower roof. The small stair tower has
independent roof parallel with main range and a semicircular
window with Gothick glazing bars to light rear of ground-floor
entrance hall.
INTERIOR: it appears that the earliest surviving parts of the
building are remnants of a one-storey-and-attic gambrel-roofed
cottage, incorporated in the north-east corner of the front
range. This is probably C18 and has a frame of reused medieval
timbers. The main block has format of a C17 house but seems to
be a very old-fashioned structure with softwood frame and

numerous tie beams to structure below. The roof has clasped
purlins and cross-wings are contemporary, seemingly all of the
C18. The north corner block is partially a large kitchen with,
on the ground floor, a wide fireplace with arched and
keystoned fireplace (qv Maldon Hall, Wycke Hill, Little
Maldon), stone-flagged floor and 2 large spine beams with
lambs-tongue chamfers.
Interior now has early C19 character with wide, off-centre
entrance hall with semicircular arch on Adamesque capitals
over reeded elliptical columns. An access passage to rear,
outside of main range structure, has a semicircular arch on
pilasters with moulded capitals. The main stairs are of dogleg
form in stair tower and have shaped tread ends, stick
balusters and hardwood handrail. A service stair at northern
end of rear corridor has column newel and stick balusters. One
southern front range room has dentilled cornice.
HISTORY: original site of former Abbey Farm; Sir Edwin
Landseer spent much time here staying with the owner Mr WH

Listing NGR: TL8395807984

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