The Hyde / The Hyde Farmhouse

30 Jun 2001
The Hyde, Mountnessing Road, Blackmore, Brentwood, Essex, CM4 0NX
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The Hyde Farmhouse, Mountnessing Road, Blackmore, Brentwood, Essex, CM4 0NX
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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 MOUNTNESSING ROAD 723-1/2/38 (West side) 20/02/76 The Hyde Farmhouse (Formerly Listed as: BRENTWOOD MOUNTNESSING ROAD, Blackmore The Hyde)


House. Early C15 and c1600, extended in C18/19 and C20. Timber-framed and weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Main range of 2 bays facing NE with C19 external stack at right end, and late C16 axial stack near left end, surviving from a medieval hall range on the same site. Early C15 cross-wing to left, and C18/19 extension to rear with internal stack at left side, forming an L-plan. C20 conservatory to rear of main range. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. The front elevation of the cross-wing has on each floor one C19 casement of 4+4 lights. The main range has on each floor 2 early C19 horizontal sashes of 6+6 lights, and a small C20 top-hung casement in an original aperture above a C20 gabled porch with half-glazed door to left. The roof of the main range is substantially higher than that of the earlier cross-wing, overlaying it with a gablet above the ridge. Grouped shafts on main stack. The left elevation of the cross-wing is of painted brick on the ground floor, plaster above, inscribed with the date 1973, with C20 casements and a half-glazed door. A late C19 pump is attached to this wall near the front corner. The right and rear elevations are weatherboarded. INTERIOR: the cross-wing has an underbuilt jetty, heavy plain joists of horizontal section jointed to a chamfered binding beam with central tenons, and a blocked original stair trap at rear right. Large wood-burning hearth rebricked at the sides, and an inserted post in front of it, replacing the former storey post between the bays. Jowled posts, heavy studding with curved tension braces trenched to the outside. Groove for sliding shutters in soffit of front tie-beam, infilled with plaster. The rear tie-beam is severed for a corridor. Cambered central tie-beam. Wallplates and tie-beams are chamfered with mitred stops. Crownpost roof complete, with plain square crownpost and 4 axial braces. The rafters at the right side project into an unused space by the stack. The main range has chamfered binding and axial beams with lamb's tongue stops, and plain joists of vertical section. On the ground floor the studs between the 2 original rooms have been removed. Wide wood-burning hearth with 0.33m jambs and shallow brick arch, reinforced in the C20 with an inserted relieving beam above and an iron arch below. On the first floor the original partition between the rooms is intact, with twin matching curved tension braces to a central post, and butted studding. The ceilings are similar to the floor below, but probably inserted soon after construction, for the joists are supported on wedge-shaped clamps; the rear one is strengthened with modern bolts. Clasped purlin roof, arched spacers between the purlins, the wattle and daub of the partition at the left end almost complete. Some reused smoke-blackened rafters, probably from the former hall on the same site. There are several old ledged doors in the house, with original wrought-iron hinges; one on the ground floor of the left range is of rebated planks, indicating an origin before the C18.

Listing NGR: TL6108800214


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0131 IOE Records taken by David Batterbury; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David Batterbury. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Batterbury, David

Rights Holder: Batterbury, David


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