Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1111231

Date first listed: 28-Jun-1954



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County: Essex

District: Epping Forest (District Authority)

Parish: Chigwell

National Grid Reference: TQ 44142 93784


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TQ 49 SW CHIGWELL HIGH ROAD EAST SIDE 4/21 The Kings Head 28.6.54 Inn

GV II* Inn, C17, extended in C19 and C20. Timber framed, partly weatherboarded, partly exposed frame with plaster infill, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Complex plan, consisting originally of 4 parallel ranges aligned approx. NM-SE, presenting gables to High Road, with later extensions to rear (SE), SW, C17, and NE, early C20. 3 storeys with attics. elevation is jettied at both storeys, weatherboarded on the ground floor, with exposed frame considerably restored above. Ground floor (original building), 3 glazed doors, one of them flanked by columns with fluted capitals and large stone balls. Canted bay of 4 double-hung sash windows.of 12 lights, early C18. One horizontally sliding sash window of 4 lights, C19. 2 double-hung sash windows of 2 lights, late C19, all with C20 diamond leading. Moulded and dentilled bressumer, C19. First floor, 2 oriels and 2 casement windows, C19 in C17 style, with C20 diamond leading. 2 sets of flat balusters with infill between and above. Band of carved strapwork and jewel bosses on bressumer, C17, restored, and 5 carved scrolled brackets. Second floor, one oriel and 3 casement windows, Cl9 in C17 style, all with C20 diamond leading. Blocked frieze windows across 3 of the 4 ranges. 3 large and 1 small gables, 2 with casement windows in C17 style. Chimney stack with grouped diagonal shafts, cement rendered. To SW, small 2-storey building, jettied, C17, probably a separate house originally, now incorporated, with one double-hung sash window of 2 lights on ground floor, C19, with C20 diamond leading, one double-hung sash window of 12 lights on first floor, early Cl9, shallow pediment and false second storey with only a single-pitch roof to the rear. Extension to NE is of 2 storeys with attics, early C20 in similar style to main building, well executed. Photographs at NMR and Essex Record Office show the street elevation fully plastered above ground floor level, frame recorded as exposed by 1952. The restoration is of good quality and not excessive. For example, on the second floor one oriel window with shallow pediment has been reconstructed, but there is evidence of 3 other former oriels on this floor. The interior is similarly restored. The rear extension presents 3 gables with infill framing between 2 of them, the framing exposed, of poorer quality with much re-used timber, scattered fenestration all C20 in antiquarian styles. A chimney stack of C17 red brickwork is visible between the 2 NE gables. RCHM 8.

Listing NGR: TQ4414293784


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Legacy System number: 118563

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

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