Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1111640

Date first listed: 16-Jan-1991



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County: Essex

District: Harlow (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: TL 48132 08919


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The following building shall be included:-

EPPING FOREST HARLOW COMMON TL 40 NE 4.14 Bensons II House. Probably C16 remodelled in Cl7 and altered and extended in C20. Timber box frame with fairly close studding and plastered panels. Plain tile roof with gableted half-hipped ends. Rendered brick axial stack. 3-bay plan, its service end on right (east) and hall at centre originally both open to the roof. 1 storey and attic. Asymmetrical 3-bay south front. To left of centre a large gabled 2-storey bay window; to right and left C20 single storey bay windows, all with C20 casements. C20 glazed door to right of centre. C20 bay window on left (west) end and C20 rendered single storey outshuts at rear.

Interior: Central room, former hall, has chamfered axial beam with bar stops, chamfered joists with stepped concave stops and C20 brick fireplace. Right hand (east) former service room is open to roof (but ceiled above collar) showing curved wind-braces to clasped purlins. The partition between service room and former screens passage has wide opening below low tie-beam with straight braces and studding at either end and closed above with vertical studding. The left hand (west) room, now open to roof and showing full-height partition at high end of hall with straight braces below tie beam and studding. Jowled wall-posts, large low well-plates and wall studding exposed and without side girts. Only the roof space over the service end was accessible above the collars, where the common rafters are not smoke-blackened.

Listing NGR: TL4813208919


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