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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1025006



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Doddinghurst

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1976

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Dec-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 373609

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TQ69NW MOUNTNESSING LANE 723-1/6/324 (South side) 20/02/76 Pettits Farmhouse (Formerly Listed as: BRENTWOOD PETTITS LANE, Doddinghurst Pettits Farmhouse)


House. C15, mid-C16, late C18/early C19. Timber-framed and rendered with some brick, peg-tiled roof. L-plan of 3 units. 2 storeys. Irregular facade of 2 specific units. N block 2 storey, 2 window range with rendered stack to N. C20 wooden casements with top opening lights. Ground floor C20 porch with canted sides, glazed all round. Door C20 oak boarded with rounded head. S block, one and a half storey 3 window range, to N early C19 double casement window with glazing bars 4x2 panes, centre C20 canted bay window with principal and upper lights, to S, C20 refurbished, gabled dormer window, casement with top opening light. Central stack and S end gable stack both red brick. INTERIOR: the N block is earliest, C15, with jowled posts, flat laid joists with soffit tenons, said to have exterior tension braces and undecorated, simple crown post roof. Principal members have bold chamfers. The first floor has the evidence of 2 mullioned windows, one with a shutter groove. Phase 2 comprises the one and a half storeyed range of the mid-C16, central fireplace probably contemporary but now rebuilt. Floor joists remaining in N hand section are flat laid with diminished haunched soffit tenons, side purlin roof. S end much rebuilt - evidence obscured but later framing evident. In phase 3 the 2-storeyed range was constructed to the rear of the C15 block, slender framing late C18/early C19. C20 - whole house restored. Rear similar to front, casement windows. One early C19 fixed window survives with glazing bars 4x3 panes with a gabled dormer window over (restored with C20 casement window). (RCHM: Central and SW Essex : Monument 15: 58).

Listing NGR: TQ6001398236

Selected Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of Essex Central and South West, (1921), 58

National Grid Reference: TQ 60013 98236


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