Bentley Corner / 53 And 54 Ongar Road

30 Jun 2001
Bentley Corner, 53 And 54 Ongar Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9AZ
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53 And 54 Ongar Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9AZ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TQ59NE ONGAR ROAD, Pilgrims Hatch 723-1/5/255 (West side) 20/03/92 Nos.53 AND 54 Bentley Corner (Formerly Listed as: KELVEDON HATCH ONGAR ROAD (West side) Nos.53 AND 54)


Pair of cottages. C17, C19 C20. Timber-framed and weatherboarded, low pitched slated roof. Rectangular plan, one and a half storeys with rendered gable end stacks. Lean-to out-shut round lesser stack to W with C20 weatherboarded lean-to porch in front. C20 gabled ground-floor extension round major stack to N. C20 work at both ends projects slightly forwards. EXTERIOR: E front elevation. S end (No.53) Ground floor - C19 2-light metal casement with glazing bars, 6x4 panes, first floor, C20 2-light wooden casement with glazing bars, 4x3 panes. N end, ground floor and first floor C20 single 2-light wooden casements. S end additions. S wall - red brick, roofs pantiled and corrugated asbestos cement; to front, C20 2-light casement and boarded door. Interior door, C19, boarded. N addition weatherboarded with slate roof, C20 door, framed with 2 panels. Rear W elevation rendered. No.54 C20 2-light casement window No.53 door with 4 panels. S lean-to, brick with metal 2-light casement window with glazing bars, 4x3 panes. N addition weatherboarded. N end gable ground floor addition weatherboarded, two 2-light C20 casement windows - above, weatherboarded end of house shows lower roof line of an earlier house and 2 projecting wall plates (front and back) level with underside of upper window sills on front elevation.

INTERIOR: shows original house form. N end ground floor fireplace approx 3m wide with timber lintel, binding joists set centrally within each ground floor room, chamfered with simple stops. First floor, wall plates at original heights below windows and original tie-beam showing in N gable wall. Also tie-beam in centre between cottages with rising arched brace. Interiro of S end wall on first floor shows mark of old roof line which stops at collar level, suggesting a possible half hipped gable at the S end. Additional C19, first floor, fireplace added to rear of old heavy stack at N end when house height raised. Door made from C17 moulded panelling in No.54 on outside end gable doorway prior to C20 addition. House appears to have begun as a 2-celled, one and a half storey, end chimney house with probable end gable entry next to the stack. In the early C19 the house was raised, given its present frontage and an extra fireplace added at N end. S end had fireplaces and stack newly built then with a ground floor fireplace facing the out-shut. It is said that a bake oven existed at the N end. C20 rebuilding has removed all exterior traces of this and interior evidence obscured by later infilling and reduction of the long fireplace opening.

Listing NGR: TQ5960494073


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Brick, Render, Slate, Timber, Weatherboard, Tudor Timber Framed House, Elizabethan Monument <By Form>, Stuart Timber Framed Building, Jacobean House, Domestic, Dwelling