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A Grade II Listed Building in Doddinghurst, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6684 / 51°40'6"N

Longitude: 0.3139 / 0°18'50"E

OS Eastings: 560114

OS Northings: 199162

OS Grid: TQ601991

Mapcode National: GBR XK.KSS

Mapcode Global: VHHMX.DBBB

Plus Code: 9F32M897+9H

Entry Name: Wyatts

Listing Date: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297256

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373358

Location: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green, Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Civil Parish: Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green

Built-Up Area: Doddinghurst

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Blackmore St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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723-1/6/55 (North East side)


Wrongly shown on OS map as Wyatts Farm.
House. Early C17, incorporating a medieval rear range, altered
in early C19 and c1900. Timber-framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red clay tiles. Main range of 4 bays facing SE, with
axial stack in second bay from left end, originally forming a
lobby-entrance, now blocked. External stack at right end.
Service range of 3 bays to rear of right bay, with C18 stack
in right wall C18/early C19 wing of painted red brick in
Flemish bond to rear of left bay, and single-storey extension
beyond, square with pyramidal roof and lantern. Single-storey
extension to left of main range, 1964. 2 storeys, cellar and
attics. A single-storey ancillary range abuts at the rear
right corner of the service range, not of special
architectural or historic interest.
The exterior has been extensively re-styled c1900, with 2
gabled full-height square bays of casements, 2 similar
casements on each floor, and one more in a central gabled
dormer. C20 door at front of gabled porch, c1900. Symmetrical
elevation. The right elevation of the rear right wing has
similar windows, and a full-length canopy with a slate lean-to
roof on wooden stanchions with quatrefoiled brackets; the feet
of the stanchions have been replaced by C20 plinths. Early C19
6-panel door to entrance hall in front bay.
INTERIOR: the left bay has at each storey an unusual floor
structure comprising 2 longitudinal beams, 2 bridging beams
between them, and one bridging beam to each side, all
chamfered with lamb's tongue stops; plain joists of vertical
section, exposed above the first-floor only. The bay to right
of the main stack has an axial beam, originally chamfered, but
of which about 0.05m of the soffit has been hacked off; above
the first-floor room the equivalent beam is charred and
repaired, with plain joists of vertical section. The right bay
has chamfered axial beams with lamb's tongue stops at each
storey, and plain joists of vertical section exposed above the
first-floor room only. 2 large wood-burning hearths on the
ground floor, rebuilt or re-faced with C20 bricks, retaining
the original mantel beam of the right hearth only, chamfered
with lamb's tongue stops. C20 grate in right ground-floor
room. Original butt-purlin roof of high quality, the purlins
chamfered with lamb's tongue stops, indicating that the attics
were intended as living accommodation from the outset. In the
service range the rear bay has an axial beam, the soffit
hacked, and plain joists of vertical section. Wood-burning
hearth, tiled for stove. The front bay has been re-styled as
an entrance hall in the early C19, with semi-elliptical
arches, 6-panel doors and reeded doorcases of high quality at
both storeys; there are similar internal doors elsewhere. This
range was originally of one storey with attics, raised approx
1.50m in the C17 with heavy primary straight bracing and
hardwood studding, and a butt-purlin roof similar to that of
the main range. Most of the arched collars have been severed.
The lower part of this range survives from a medieval house,
but at the time of inspection, February 1989, the only part of
the frame which was visible was the right wallplate at the
rear corner. A pivoted bell on brackets is attached to the
gable wall. The left rear wing forms an open-well stair to the
attic, the stair itself late C19 or c1900, with a C20 stained
glass window and an C18/early C19 roof of high quality; 2
straight tie-beams, shouldered king posts and raking struts,
and one bridging beam between the tie-beams, all of hardwood,
fully jointed and pegged and chamfered with plain stops. A
tablet in the rear wall inscribed AEW 1902 may indicate the
owner and date at the time of the external re-styling, and
possibly the stair, but cannot refer to the construction of
this wing, which is of handmade bricks with a much earlier

Listing NGR: TQ6011499162

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