Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1112188

Date first listed: 21-Dec-1990

Statutory Address: FROGS HALL


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Statutory Address: FROGS HALL

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County: Essex

District: Uttlesford (District Authority)

Parish: Takeley

National Grid Reference: TL 58225 22160


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House. Circa early C17, extended in C18 and early C19 and remodelled in circa mid C19. Rendered and partly slate hung timber frame and white- washed brick. Slate roof with gabled ends and crested ridge tiles; wings at rear, with hipped slate roof and gable-ended plain tile roof. Brick gable-end and lateral stacks. Plan: circa early C17 front (east) range extended by addition of C18 wing at rear of right end (north west), and in early C19 by wing at rear of left end (south west). In circa mid C19 the house was remodelled.

Two storeys. Almost symmetrical three-bay east front. Central glazed door with tented canopy, canted bay of sashes with glazing bars to left and right, above which the first floor it jettied out and gabled with ornate bargeboards. C19 three-light moulded mullion transom. windows on first floor (centre two-lights) all with hoodmoulds. Left hand (south) return, hipped wing on left with large French casement and C19 12-pane sash above, and lean-to verandah on right with brick piers and French casement. Right hand (north) return, C18 wing, three-window range, with circa C18 three- light wooden mullion windows with leaded casements and flush-panel door; lower C19 stable range to right (north west). Various sash windows and outshuts at rear.

Interior: largely result of circa mid C19 remodelling with joinery mostly of that period. Many C18 fielded six-panel doors. Late C19 staircase. Chimneypieces replaced. Rear north west kitchen wing has one chamfered cross-beam with runout stops.

Five bays of the circa early C17 roof over the front (east) range survive; trusses have lapped dovetail jointed collars, clasped side purlins, curved wind braces; heavy stud partition (closed truss) between bays three and four; some common rafters survive. Roof over C18 rear wing of softwood, collars mortice and tenoned to principal rafters and clasping side purlins, the common rafters largely intact and no ridgepiece.

Listing NGR: TL5822522160


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Legacy System number: 122133

Legacy System: LBS

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