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The Close

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Dunmow, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8664 / 51°51'58"N

Longitude: 0.3712 / 0°22'16"E

OS Eastings: 563360

OS Northings: 221299

OS Grid: TL633212

Mapcode National: GBR NGB.YFW

Mapcode Global: VHJJF.DC33

Plus Code: 9F32V98C+GF

Entry Name: The Close

Listing Date: 6 May 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323791

English Heritage Legacy ID: 353254

Location: Great Dunmow, Uttlesford, Essex, CM6

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Great Dunmow

Built-Up Area: Great Dunmow

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Dunmow St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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8/75 The Close

Flats and houses, former workhouse. 1840 Sir G.G. Scott. Generally red English
bond brick with slate roofs. Of 3 major components, an entrance range
containing the chapel and board room, a 'U' shaped courtyard range containing
the bulk of the residential accommodation and service blocks and 2 terraces
of later C19 date, by Chancellor of staff houses. The front range is
substantially single storey with a 2 storey entrance block with central four-
centred carriage arch and oriel window over. The side ranges has central
projecting parapetted gables and slated lean-to's on the back. All of red brick
with black brick diapering and quoins and dressings of gault brick. Each wing
has 3 paired diagonal shafted stacks and extra gable end stacks on ends. Main
block has a four storeyed centre and 3 storey wings of similar general
character with iron casement windows. The centre has 2, 3 storey 5-sided bay
windows with parapetted gables over. Central ogee capped cupola, probably
influenced by the 'Clock House' nearby. The centre has 2 large end stacks and
there are a series of substantial stacks along the rear wall of this range. The
wings have short return blocks on each end and projecting, central, parapetted
gables. The rear is similar in detail and a 3 and 2 storey wing returns to the
rear, on the S. end and is continued as lower service blocks to form an E range
enclosing 3 sides of a garden court. In the NE corner, a 2 storey coach house
with arched opening (now blocked). A range of 2 and single storey blocks run
down paralleling the S boundary of the site with a forge and ancillary service
buildings. To the east, 2 terrace blocks of houses of later C19 date. These
are of 2 storeys and are of red English bond brickwork with gault brick
dressings, with storey marking, string course. A low pitched gable marks the
centre of the longer range and it has paired gabled porches at the ends. Both
ranges have a regular pattern of closely spaced double hung sash windows, with
large square panes and rubbed gault brick heads and doors incorporated as part
of this arrangement. Front gardens are separated from the roadway by simple
iron railings, in front of each terrace, mounted on low red brick walls with
square brick piers at the boundary of each unit. Central ridge line stack and
gable end stacks and numerous smaller stacks, through front and rear roof

Listing NGR: TL6336021299

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