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18 and 20, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Ingatestone, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6726 / 51°40'21"N

Longitude: 0.3882 / 0°23'17"E

OS Eastings: 565231

OS Northings: 199787

OS Grid: TQ652997

Mapcode National: GBR NJW.2Y1

Mapcode Global: VHJKD.P725

Plus Code: 9F32M9FQ+27

Entry Name: 18 and 20, High Street

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373656

Location: Ingatestone and Fryerning, Brentwood, Essex, CM4

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Ingatestone and Fryerning

Built-Up Area: Ingatestone

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Ingatestone St Edmund and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Description

INGATESTONE AND FRYERNING
TQ6599
723-1/14/374
02/02/76 HIGH STREET,Ingatestone (North West side)
Nos.18 and 20
(formerly Listed as:
BRENTWOOD
HIGH STREET, Ingatestone
(North West Side)
Nos.18 and 20 )
II
House, now 2 houses. Late C17, altered and extended in early C19 and C20.
Timber-framed, roughcast rendered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3-bay range facing SE with central stack, originally a lobby-entrance plan but
entrance now blocked. Original service wing to rear left, walls raised and
roof rebuilt in early C19. Early C19 extension in rear right angle, with
internal stack against right wall, completing a rectangular plan.
2 storeys. C20 single-storey wing to left of main range, aligning with rear
wall, set back from front, and C20 single-storey extension with flat roof to
rear of rear left wing. Divided into 2 dwellings through the central stack,
No.18 to the right. No.18 has a C20 casement with small panes on each floor
and a similar fixed light on the first floor, lighting a closet in front of
the stack. C20 door and one brick step. In the right elevation on the ground floor is an early C19 sash of 8+8 lights. The shaft of the rear stack is
cement-rendered. No.20 has a C20 casement with large panes on each floor; C20 plain boarded door (blocked on the inside), 2 stone steps, and a C20 door and similar casement in the left extension. Wrought-iron gutter brackets at the
front of both dwellings, and at the sides and rear of the rear wings. The
shaft of the central stack is in front of the ridge. Both rear wings have
hipped roofs of shallow pitch.
INTERIOR: No.18 has a chamfered axial beam with 2 lamb's tongue stops, one
square stop and one waney, joists plastered to the soffits except to rear of
the stack, where they are plain and of vertical section. Unjowled posts,
studding concealed but probably original. Large wood-burning hearth reduced
for C20 grate. On the first floor the closet in front of the stack retains an original plank and muntin partition wall at the left, a rare feature meriting special care. The original rear wing has been divided asymmetrically by a
brick wall, with a chamfered axial beam to right of it (in No.18), stops concealed by modern fittings, and plain joists of vertical section. The rear right extension has an unchamfered axial beam, joists plastered to the soffits, and a C20 grate.
No.20 underwent major renovation in 1985, and both single-storey extensions
date from that operation. Footings rebuilt. All the studding of the lower
storey has been renewed or re-set, and the former double-pegged primary
straight braces removed. The stops have been removed from the chamfered axial beam, and the exposed plain joists are supported on bolted clamps. Photographs
in the possession of the owner, taken before the renovation, show an early C19
2-panel door to the ground-floor closet in front of the hearth, now missing;
and a wide wood-burning hearth with a depressed brick arch, blocked and partly rebuilt for a smaller late C19 hearth, wholly rebuilt in 1985. In the rear wall of the rear wing one original brace is partly exposed, the remainder in No.18.

Listing NGR: TQ6523199786

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