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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: 1111422



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

County: Essex

District: Tendring

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Alresford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Feb-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 120135

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21.2.50 Alresford Hall


House. Early C18 of earlier origin. Red brick with black headers. Red plain tiled roofs, hipped to central range. Forward left and right gabled wings. Red brick chimney stacks to left and right of wings and rear right of main range. An earlier red brick chimney stack in English bond now incorporated in rear left wall. Various rear ranges. 2 storeys and attics. 4 square headed dormers to central range. Raised centre to parapet, moulded stone coping and cornice. Moulded stone pediments and cornices to wings. 1:7:1 window range of small paned vertically sliding sashes, brick segmental heads to first floor. Ground floor wings each with tall 4-light windows with glazing bars, central range 3:3 tall windows with glazing bars, brick segmental heads. Later central red brick flat headed porch, moulded timber doorway. Glazed door, round headed fanlight over. Interior contains may panelled doors with moulded architraves, moulded wainscots etc. Simple panel plastering and fluted pilasters to main front room. Moulded ceiling cornices. Panelled shutters to windows. Inlaid parquet floor to front room. Several marble and coloured stone fireplaces, one with urns and fluting. Fireplace from elsewhere with carved wood birds, lions and fruit. Some good cast iron grates. Arches to hall and landing. Moulded string and turned balusters to staircase. The Alresford Estate was purchased in 1720 by Captain Matthew Martin, a director of the East India Company who had carried a £200,000 cargo, in the Indiaman "Marlborough", through a French squadron and was awarded £1,000 by the East India Company for this achievement, he owned property in Wivenhoe and was twice MP for Colchester. "Kelly's Directory" 1912, "Essex at Work" A F J Brown (1969).

Listing NGR: TM0731420489

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Brown, A F J, Essex at Work, (1969)
'Kellys Directory' in Essex, (1912)

National Grid Reference: TM 07314 20489


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