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A Grade II Listed Building in Chigwell, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6246 / 51°37'28"N

Longitude: 0.0813 / 0°4'52"E

OS Eastings: 544164

OS Northings: 193802

OS Grid: TQ441938

Mapcode National: GBR P3.74Y

Mapcode Global: VHHMZ.CF9G

Plus Code: 9F32J3FJ+RG

Entry Name: Harsnetts

Listing Date: 28 June 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317380

English Heritage Legacy ID: 118562

Location: Chigwell, Epping Forest, Essex, IG7

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Chigwell

Built-Up Area: Chigwell

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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28.6.54 Harsnetts


Lobby-entrance house, c.1600, extended in C18 and C19. Timber framed, mainly
roughcast rendered with some weatherboarding, roofed with handmade red clay
tiles. 4 bays aligned approx. NE-SW, aspect NW, with axial chimney stack in
third bay from NE end, forming a lobby-entrance. External chimney stack at
NE end. Short extension to NE, C18, enclosing stack, and longer extension to
SW, C18. Single-storey extension beyond, C19. Original stair wing to rear
of main stack. Long rear extension, C19, and single-storey flat-roofed
extension in S angle, C20. 2 storeys. 2 6-panel flush doors in simple
doorcases, rectangular lights over with cast iron geometrical tracery, shallow
hoods, c.1800. 2-storey canted bay of 3 double-hung sash windows of 12 lights,
with pyramidal roof, c.1800, with some crown glass. 4 C20 reproductions of
C17 mullioned and transomed windows with leaded lights; one plain boarded door
in C19 extension. First floor, windows as ground floor, with 2 additional
casement windows of the same type above doors. At rear, 3 C18 windows on first
floor, each with one wrought iron casement, all leaded. Axial beams above
ground floor rooms, boxed in. Jowled posts, front wallplate visible, plain-
chamfered with lamb's tongue stops, edge-halved and bridled scarf. Original
newel stair with bobbin-turned balusters at the top. The building was bought
by Archbishop Harsnett in 1627 from John Penington, probably as a house for
the master of the English School. The former occupier was Alexander Stowell,
a glover. The name liarsnetts was given to it in error when it became a boarding
house for srzall boys, in the mistaken belief that it had been the house of the
founder of the School (Stott, 19, 20, 26, 111). RCHM 8.

Listing NGR: TQ4416493802

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