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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: TQ6523299788