Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1147128

Date first listed: 22-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Apr-1984



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County: Essex

District: Epping Forest (District Authority)

Parish: Sheering

National Grid Reference: TL 48921 12927


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TL 41 SE SHEERING SHEERING LOWER ROAD Aylmers (formerly listed as 2/16 Aylmers farmhouse) 22.2.52 GV II*

Lobby entrance manor house, early C17, restored and extended in C20. Timber framed, plastered with exposed studding, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 3 bays aligned approx. N-S, with chimney stack in middle bay, forming a lobby entrance to E, with original 3 storey porch. Stair tower to W of middle bay, and 2 bay service wing in NW angle. Extension to N of W end of service wing, forming a Z plan, converted to separate dwelling c.1980. Single-storey flat- roofed extension to W of S bay of house, C20. Small lean-to porch against N side of existing porch, C20. Main house and porch of 2 storeys with attics, service wing and N extension of one storey with attics. To each side of porch an oriel of 2 storeys with attics, C20, with large gabled dormers, forming a symmetrical composition. All windows C20 casements, in early C17 style. Original ground floor oriel on N elevation, with moulded brick base, 4 ovolo moulded mullions, intermediate diamond stiffening bars of iron, transom carved inside and outside with guilloche design, more guilloche carving on outside of corner posts, of which the W is original, the E accurately restored. Some early coal-fired glass with C20 leading. C20 wooden. casement in place of original wrought iron casement, otherwise historically authentic, a rare survival. Some framing exposed internally, heavy studding closely spaced. Straight braces across upper corners of walls, inside studs but not trenched. Axial beams, plain chamfered with lamb's tongue stops. Joists exposed in ground floor S room, but unchamfered and intended to be lathed and plastered to the soffits, as the other ceilings are. Storey posts with small jowls at first floor as well as large jowls at top. Hearth of ground floor N room has 2 recessed panels above mantel beam, plastered, one having the date 1615, which appears authentic and consistent with other evidence, but which was not reported by RCHM c.1920. Hearth of first floor N room has brick arch of depressed curvature with stop-chamfered lintels. Stair tower has original newel post and some original treads. Roof of butt-purlin construction, with original apertures for the 3 dormers to E. Service wing has no central tiebeam, trussed originally with straight braces to collar. The E oriels are wholly or largely C20 work, but may be based on original features. The house was reported by the RCHM to be in poor condition c.1920, and has been extensively restored since then. RCHM 6.

Listing NGR: TL4892112927


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

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