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The Bull Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Blackmore, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6922 / 51°41'31"N

Longitude: 0.3185 / 0°19'6"E

OS Eastings: 560344

OS Northings: 201818

OS Grid: TL603018

Mapcode National: GBR NJD.WWK

Mapcode Global: VHHMQ.GQQM

Entry Name: The Bull Inn

Listing Date: 27 August 1952

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280959

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373321

Location: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green, Brentwood, Essex, CM4

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green

Built-Up Area: Blackmore

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Blackmore St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


723-1/15/15 (East side)
27/08/52 The Bull Inn
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
The Bull Inn)


2 houses, now combined to form public house. C15 and early
C16, extended in C20. Timber-framed, plastered with much
exposed framing, roofed with handmade and machine-made red
clay tiles. The N house comprises a long-jetty main range of 2
bays, c1500, and a jettied cross-wing of 2 bays to right, C15,
extended to the rear by one bay in the C17, with an internal
stack in the rear bay. A short gabled wing has been added to
rear of the main range, with a C19 external stack at the end
and a single-storey lean-to extension added to rear of both
parts. C20 single-storey extensions to left and rear. The S
house, abutting on the first, comprises an early C16
long-jetty range of 3 bays with a stack in the middle bay,
with C20 single-storey extensions to rear right, along Bull
EXTERIOR: both houses are of 2 storeys, but the roof of the S
house stands higher than that of the first because it is of
wider span. The N house has on the ground floor 2 splayed bays
of sashes of early C19 origin, altered in C20; the left bay is
of 8:24:8 lights, the right of 4:20:4 lights. First floor, two
C20 metal casements. The ground floor is plastered, both parts
of the house having jetties with exposed joists of framing,
with 2 curved tension braces each, trenched outside heavy
studding. The cross-wing has a moulded tie-beam and some
renewed studding. The left gable end has exposed studding with
the high collar of a crownpost roof. 2 metal vents on ridge.
The S house has on the ground floor one similar bay of 8:24:8
lights and one C20 metal casement; first floor, two C20 metal
casements. The ground floor is plastered, with a continuous
jetty with exposed joists of square section and three C20
brackets; on the first floor the framing is exposed, with
close-spaced heavy studs and 2 'Suffolk' braces, one of which
is renewed. Gablet hip at right end of roof. The right
elevation (Bull Alley) has exposed framing at both storeys,
with close studding, one curved tension brace trenched to the
outside on the first floor, and 2 'Suffolk' braces, one of
which is renewed; two C20 casements. Some of the studding has
been renewed.
INTERIOR: the long-jetty range at the left has plain joists of
horizontal section across the whole span, and a blocked
stair-trap in the rear right corner (in front of the present
bar), with original rebated floorboards of hardwood. It was
built without studding at the right end against the earlier
cross-wing. Jowled posts, chamfered square crownpost with
straight braces to the internal tie-beam, collar-purlin with 4
slightly curved axial braces.
The cross-wing has unjowled posts and curved braces trenched
outside heavy studding. The ground-floor studding and braces
to left and right has been removed. In the left wall there are
diamond mortices for an unglazed window with one mullion on
each floor, indicating that in the C15 the site to the left
was still undeveloped. Plain joists of horizontal section.
Roof inaccessible. The 3-bay range to the right has transverse
and axial beams moulded to a deep hollow chamfer with stops of
unusual design, and similarly moulded joists of horizontal
section in the left and middle bays, plain in the right bay.
On the first floor is a blocked original hearth facing to left
with an elaborately moulded mantel beam. Close studding,
chamfered tie-beams with step stops, roof inaccessible. On the
first floor is an C18/early C19 screen of 12 borrowed lights
with much handmade glass, and a horizontal sash of 6+6 lights.

Listing NGR: TL6034401818

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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