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Brentwood (District Authority)
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TQ 58597 91517



TQ59SE GREAT ROPERS LANE, Great Warley 723-1/8/162 Great Ropers 21/10/58 (Formerly Listed as: GREAT WARLEY COMMON, Great Warley Great Ropers)


House. Late C18 (waterhead dated 1772), C19. Yellow brick, hipped roofs with machine-made flat tiles, parapet to front. As a result of C19 additions, plan now an irregular deep block with a ground floor extension at front on S end. Original C18 form was approximately L-shaped, having a principal W front and N facing garden front. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement. Front, W elevation, original house, 3 storied, 3 principal bays breaking forward from N and S bowed ends, also central bay breaking forward again. Modillion cornice between 1st and 2nd storeys with modillioned pediment over centre bay, having a bulls-eye window in the tympanum. Centre bay has a wooden Tuscan porch with modillioned open pediment, door has 4 upper fielded panels and 2 lower flush panels, door-case reveals similar, cobweb fanlight. Above, on 1st floor, semicircular headed recess with keystone and string course. Within, triple sash window with glazing bars, 1x4, 3x4, 1x4 panes, also blind box with lunate head. Other windows of facade are all sashes with glazing bars, 3x4 panes. Ground and first floor windows have blind boxes, 2nd floor windows recessed with stuccoed reveals. The facade shows considerable traces of being originally reddened with white pencilled tuck pointing. The S bowed end has original windows blocked and brickwork of voussoirs re-cut to appear as continous horizontal coursing when later, C19 ground floor yellow brick extension was added. This addition to N. To S a stone seat within a round headed niche and a bowed bay window with castellated parapet, having 3 identical sash windows, with glazing bars, 3x5 panes, also with blind boxes partly remaining. Above, simple pitched roof with modillioned eaves. N elevation. 2 adjacent builds - to W, late C18 to E, C19. C18 elevation comprises bowed end of front elevation with 3 radial windows. Continuing 3-window range to E with chimney-stack and dated waterhead at junction. 3 storeys and basement with parapet. Windows mainly as W front elevation, sash, 3x4 panes and blind boxes on ground and first floors but first floor windows of bow have replaced C19 plain sashes. Cast-iron balcony, trellis patterned to these windows. 2nd floor windows of 3-bay range replaced by 2-light C19 casements with glazing bars, each light 2x3 panes. Basement windows, sashes with glazing bars, 3x2 panes. To E - C19 build in yellow brick, 3 storeys with hipped roofs and deep modillioned eaves cornice. 2 units. To W, 2-window range with stack central and flush on front wall. Windows segment headed C19 sashes, one on ground floor, one on first floor and 2 on second floor, with glazing bars, 2x4 panes. To E, unit set well back, similar windows with glazing bars, one on first floor and 2 on second floor. S elevation - to W, bowed end of original house with blocked windows, ground floor deep C19 addition with stone dressings, pedimented French windows with surround in `artisan mannerist' style with volutes in profile clasping the architrave and single mullion and transom, having upper lights with glazing bars, each 2x2 panes; below, French windows with glazing bars, each leaf of 2x4 panes. To E irregular deeply articulated C19 units with irregular fenestration, 3 and 4 storey, windows segment headed sashes with glazing bars, mainly 2x4 panes, some 2x3 and some 3x2 panes. External stack towards E end. Rear E elevation projecting 2 window range to W larger range to N with 2-window and single blank range - windows segment headed, sashes with glazing bars. Ground floor 2 windows with 3x3 panes, segment headed doorway in internal angle, door with upper glazing of 3x2 panes and 2 lower, flush, beaded panels. First floor windows, three 3x4, one 2x4 panes. Second floor, two 2x4 panes. Hipped roof, 2 end stacks and one central one. INTERIOR: entrance hall elongated, parallel with front with apse to S end and paired Adam style `in antis'. Ionic columns defining each end which has a dentilled pedimented doorway to bow ended rooms, also cornice and central fireplace with egg and dart decoration. Dining room has bolection moulded panelling with egg and dart and dentilled cornice, also `eared' fireplace. Open string well stair with shaped handrail and turned balusters. Great Ropers and the game larder (qv) form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ5859791517


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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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