Dovecote/Granary 10 Metres North West Of Fryerning Hall

8 Oct 1999
Dovecote/Granary 10 Metres North West Of Fryerning Hall, Blackmore Road, Ingatestone And Fryerning, Brentwood, Essex, CM4 0PB
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TL60SW BLACKMORE ROAD, Fryerning 723-1/2/343 (North side) Dovecote/granary 10 metres

north-west of Fryerning Hall GV II Dovecote. C16. Converted to granary in C18, extended in late C19. Timber-framed, weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red --clay tiles and slate. Square plan facing SE, originally of one storey, converted to 2 storeys in C18. Late C19 vehicle house to NE, extending to NW, forming a lean-to with the main roof; of stock bricks in Flemish bond, partly rendered, roofed with slate. The main building has a plain boarded door, and a similar loading door to the upper storey. The extension has double vehicle doors to the SE. The SW pitch of the main building is roofed with tiles; the NE slope of the roof is continuous with that of the extension, at a lower pitch and clad with slates. Heavy studs approximately 0.18m apart, with fixings for former infill of wattle and daub, and braces trenched to the outside; some secondary brick infill. INTERIOR: unjowled posts. Front tie-beam severed for high loading door, splinted above. Horizontal lines of peg-holes at regular vertical intervals on the inside surfaces of the studs indicate the former existence of wooden nesting boxes, removed when this building was converted to a granary. C18 inserted floor comprising one transverse beam and plain joists of vertical section jointed to it with soffit tenons with diminished haunches, and original boards. C18 inserted partition in upper storey. Roof rebuilt in C18 in clasped purlin form, rafters butted at the apices, without a ridge-piece. The NE rafters of this roof remain in situ below the late C19 slated roof. Dovecotes are normally further from a manor house than this is now, but before the house was extended to the N, from the C17 onwards, this was about 25m away, probably the optimum distance to combine security with lack of disturbance to the pigeons. The original roof would have been pyramidal or with gablet hips, with access for the pigeons, comparable with contemporary timber-framed dovecotes at Pimp Hall, Chingford and at Great Yeldham Hall, Church Road Yeldham. (Essex Journal: Thompson WA: Pimp Hall Dovecote: 1982-1983: 12-21) .

Listing NGR: TL6390800203


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0432 IOE Records taken by Colleen Cole; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs Colleen Cole. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Cole, Colleen

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Daub, Render, Slate, Tile, Timber, Wattle, Weatherboard, Medieval Timber Framed Building, Tudor Monument (By Form), Elizabethan Dovecote, Agriculture And Subsistence, Agricultural Building, Granary, Food And Drink Processing Site, Garage, Transport, Road Transport Site, Coach House