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Brentwood (District Authority)
Blackmore, Hook End and Wyatts Green
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TL 60434 02021



TL60SW FINGRITH HALL LANE 723-1/2/19 (East side) 20/02/76 No.1 The Cottage (1) and Horselocks Cottage (Formerly Listed as: BRENTWOOD FINGRITH HALL LANE, Blackmore Nos.1 AND 2 The Cottage)


House, now 2 houses. c1500, extended in C17 and C20. Timber-framed, plastered, roofed with tiles of various types. 2-bay hall facing W with C17 axial stack in left bay, originally storeyed service bay to left, and C17 one-bay extension beyond. Originally storeyed parlour/solar bay to right. Horselocks Cottage comprises the part to left of the middle of the stack, No.1 (The Cottage) comprises the part to right. Horselocks Cottage has a C20 flat-roofed extension to rear. No.1 has a C20 single-storey wing to rear, a similar extension to the right and a C20 lean-to glazed porch to right of it. One storey with attics. Four C20 casements and 2 more in hipped dormers. Horselocks Cottage has a wide plain boarded and ledged door with C17 wooden handle, probably contemporary with the C17 alterations which converted a medieval house into a lobby-entrance house, and meriting special care. No.1 has a half-glazed 4-panel door in the lean-to porch at right. The front pitch of the main roof is clad with handmade red clay tiles. The rear pitch of Horselocks Cottage is clad with concrete tiles, and the rear pitch of No.1 mainly with machine-made red clay tiles. The rear wing of No.1 has handmade red clay tiles, the right extension C20 tiles. No.1 has in the rear elevation an early C19 fixed light of 4 panes with early glass, meriting special care. INTERIOR: jowled posts, heavy studding. Horselocks Cottage has the original floor of the service bay, of heavy plain joists of horizontal section laid longitudinally, and in the left extension a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops and plain joists of vertical section. On the ground floor the studding of the original external left wall has been removed, leaving the central post and 3 diamond portices and a shutter groove for an unglazed window in the girt. Above the tie-beam the framing is intact, including a window with mortices for one axial brace at the left end, no evidence of a brace to the plain crownpost in the partition wall to the hall; the collar-purlin is severed just beyond for the insertion of the stack. The left extension has primary straight bracing, a cambered tie-beam and a clasped purlin roof. Wide wood-burning hearth facing to left, with 0.23m jambs, chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops, and salt niche with peaked head. In No.1 most of the framing is concealed by plaster, except the studded partition at the 'high' end of the hall, which has peg-holes for a fixed bench, the original plain doorway to the parlour, and one of 2 original pintle hinges. C20 grate, all brickwork of the stack plastered. C17 inserted floor in hall, similar to that of the left extension. Original floor of the parlour/solar bay, similar to that of the service bay. The crownpost roof is present but plastered to the soffits of the collars. One axial brace emerges from the plaster at the left end, although itself plastered, which implies that the central crownpost of the hall is present although concealed.

Listing NGR: TL6043402021


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 15 May 2004
Reference: IOE01/11986/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Colleen Cole. Source Historic England Archive
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