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Brentwood (District Authority)
Herongate and Ingrave
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TQ 63144 91057



TQ6391 BILLERICAY ROAD, Herongate 723-1/13/168 (South side) 21/10/58 Boars Head Public House


Formerly known as: Boars Head Public House RECTORY LANE East Horndon. Public house. C17, C18, C19, C20. Timber-framed and plastered, peg-tiled roof. Of several units, making an L-shaped plan. EXTERIOR: 2 storey throughout. SW front elevation of 3 units, each of 2 window range. Central unit, ground floor, two C19 3-cant bay windows with horned sashes with glazing bars, 2x2 panes, central linking fixed window between, of similar type. At NW end C19 door in simple projecting porch, door of 6 panels, upper 2 glazed. First floor, 2 early C19 windows with glazing bars, 4x4 panes. Above, principal rectangular stack, upper rebuilt but lower courses of thin C17 brick with a central triangular sectioned fillet, a second stack is at the S end. To N unit projects slightly with a lower eave, roof hipped at N end. Ground floor, canted bay window similar to pair in central block, also a C19 fixed window with glazing bars. 3x2 panes, bead moulded frame. First floor, both windows c1800, sashes with glazing bars, 3x3 panes. To S, a 2 window range house butted to central block, central boarded door, roof hipped at S end. Stacks at both N and S ends. Ground floor sash windows with glazing bars, 4x4 panes, smaller upper windows with glazing bars, one 3x3 panes, one 4x4 panes. NW elevation, double pitched hipped roofs of 2 adjacent blocks, stack rises from apex of rear NE roof, front, SW unit has ground-floor doorway with flat cornice hood on wooden Tuscan columns, door of 4 panels, upper 2 glazed, lower ones fielded, also sash window with glazing bars, 4x4 panes. Rear, NE block, 2 window range, 4 windows, all sashes with glazing bars, 4x4 panes. SE end elevation, hipped gable end with exterior stack rising above eave, rear ground floor weatherboarded lean-to with C19 boarded door with bead moulding, also C20 casement window, fully glazed. Rear NE elevation - Front central block has a wing at the SE end with ground floor lean-tos on each side. Rear range at NE end has a hipped roof at both NW and SE ends. 4 stacks, as on front elevation. Fenestration irregular - ground floor, N-S, in NE block, C20 door with upper glazing and lower recessed panel. Doorway with C20 2-leaved, boarded door, C20 3-light casement. First floor, single C20 2-light casement, lean-to has slate roof and C20 2-light casement. W end, ground floor, two C20 2-light casements, first floor, one C20 2-light casement. Lean-to with three C20 small casement window, roof of asbestos cement. SE block, weatherboarded lean-to with pantiles and single fixed casement window above. INTERIOR: central and N end units reworked. Ground floor fireplace of stack at NW end of central block has a timber lintel and associated axial joist, both with C17 lamb's tongue chamfer stops. The lintel has a short strut that carries the axial joist which is repeatedly stamped with the letters IS (11 times on the lintel and twice on the strut). Similar repeated stamping of fireplace lintels with initials has been found in other houses in E Anglia and appears to be C17, and associated with ownership and protection of the house. The SE end unit is an C18 complete and separate house with primary braced slender, waney edged, hedgerow wood. There is some brick infilling between the studs. The Boars Head forms a group with other buildings around the pond.

Listing NGR: TQ6314491057


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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: 22 Oct 2004
Reference: IOE01/13204/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr A. Gude. Source Historic England Archive
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