Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1112724

Date first listed: 23-Nov-1951



Ordnance survey map of PORTERS (CIVIC HOUSE)
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District: Southend-on-Sea (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: TQ 88610 85837


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SOUTHCHURCH ROAD 1. 5219 PRITTLEWELL Porters (Civic House) TQ 8885 7/15 23.11.51. I 2. The house takes its name from le-Porters, a prominent family in south-east Essex in the C14 who owned the estate. One of the family may have built an earlier house on the site. The first known owner of the present house is Humfrey Browne (d. 1592) but it may have been built by a member of the Tyrrell family who owned the estate earlier in the C16. It is a late C15 or early C16 red brick manor house with cross wings at the east and west ends gabled on the north and south fronts. At the end of the C16 it was completed or extensively rebuilt when the space between the wings was filled in and a porch built on the north front. There is a moulded brick plinth. 2 storeys and attics. The windows are stone mullioned and transomed casements, 3-5 lights. 4 window range on the north front and irregular fenestration on the south front. The windows on each storey under the gables on the north front are original with moulded mullions and transomes, also the ground storey window of the centre block. On the south front the attic windows in the gables and the 1st storey windows of the centre block are original. Some of the windows on the south side have moulded brick reveals. A gabled porch projects on the north side. Roof tiled, with 1 hipped dormer window on the south front and chimney stacks with diagonally set shafts on the east and west ends (rebuilt).

Listing NGR: TQ8861085837


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Legacy System number: 122927

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