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A Grade II Listed Building in Warley, Essex

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Latitude: 51.5925 / 51°35'33"N

Longitude: 0.2836 / 0°17'1"E

OS Eastings: 558283

OS Northings: 190657

OS Grid: TQ582906

Mapcode National: GBR WW.B67

Mapcode Global: VHHN8.V7TH

Plus Code: 9F32H7VM+2F

Entry Name: Post Office

Listing Date: 21 October 1958

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373570

Location: 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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TQ5890 WARLEY ROAD, Great Warley
723-1/17/152 (North side)
21/10/58 No.12
Post Office


House, with post office. c1500, C19. Timber-framed and
plastered, peg-tiled roof. Central one and a half storey range
and two 2-storeyed end cross-wings, later timber-framed rear
extension to E cross-wing restored in C19. Front, S elevation,
facade re-furbished - said to be in 1850 - decorative barge
boards with finials to gables, door hoods and dormer windows,
E cross-wing jettied but W cross-wing under-built in brick,
central stack in front of roof apex and 2 flanking end stacks
considerably re-built. Windows principally sashes with glazing
bars, 4x4 panes. Ground floor, E-W, sash window under jetty,
doorway with gabled hood, door with upper glazing, glazing
bars, 4x4 panes (central 4 with narrow outer borders), C19
oriel window on brackets, peg-tiled lean-to hood, 4 lights and
2 side lights with upper frieze lights, sash window, gable
hooded doorway, door with beaded boards, sash window in W
cross-wing. First floor, E-W, cross-wing sash window, 2 gabled
dormer windows in central range with 2-light casement windows
with glazing bars, 4x4 panes, cross-wing sash window. Rear, N
elevation reflects front units. Ground floor weatherboarded,
first floor rendered. Late timber-framed extension to E
cross-wing projects with C19 refacing, brick, upper rendered.
Windows irregular. Ground floor, W-E, C20 casement, 2 lights,
glazing bars, 2x3 panes, C19 boarded door, C20 2-light window,
C19 2-light casement window with glazing bars, 4x3 panes, C19
boarded door. First floor, W-E, C19 2-light casement window,
glazing bars, 2x2 panes, C19 gabled dormer window (as on front
elevation), C19 2-light casement, one light with glazing bars,
2x3 panes, the other light single C20 transom bar. W elevation
of C19 addition - two C19 casement windows, one 2-light, one
single light. Central range ground floor has C20 metal framed
lean-to conservatory. W end elevation, ground floor
weatherboarded, first floor plastered, external stack of 2
builds, central vertical joint, earlier phase C18. E end
elevation, timber-framed, jettied block with C19 external
stack, C19 casement window on both ground and first floor,
both with glazing bars, 2x2 panes. C19 rear unit, ground floor
brick with casement window, first floor rendered with C19
2-light casement window with glazing bars, 2x2 panes.
INTERIOR: ground floor cross-passage with opposed doorways
retained in post-medieval refurbishment. Hall area above with
central truss, tie-beam with arched braces to un-jowled posts,
members chamfered with elegant triangular chamfer stops,
crown-post with expanded head supporting collar purlin and
broach stops to internal angles formed each side of fillet
moulding on each square face. Recess in front wall plate
denoting position of hall window, roof above central collar
purlin partly cut away, timbers heavily sooted. W, `high' end
cross-wing of 2 bays with central truss, foot of crown post
expanded and arched braces to tie-beam. Window shutter rebate
at front ground floor. E `low' end cross-wing has central
truss of 2-bayed unit with un-jowled posts and arched braces
to tie-beam, corner posts jowled. Roof was of crown post form,
now replaced by one in softwood, of side purlin type. Common
ceiling joists of ground floor are flat laid with centre
tenons to binding joist. The E flanking stack rebuilt
internally and was probably of C17 origin - the central stack
to the hall, probably of same date - constructed to avoid the
central crown post and now completely boxed in by later work.
The bridging joist of the inserted attic floor is chamfered
with lamb's tongue chamfer stops of c1600. The W stack of
unknown origin as a C20 brick wall now built on ground floor
across fire place position. The Post Office forms a group with
other buildings around the green.
(RCHM: Central and SE Essex : Monument 5: 62).

Listing NGR: TQ5828390657

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