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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Brentwood (District Authority)
Ingatestone and Fryerning
National Grid Reference:
TL 63822 01092



TL60SW MILL GREEN ROAD 723-1/2/425 (South West side) Nos.1 AND 2 Whitehouse Farm GV II House, now 2 houses. Mid-C16 and late C17, altered in early C19 and C20. Timber-framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Mid-C16 cross-wing of 2 bays to left, late C17 main range of 3 bays to right, facing NE, on the site of a former hall range, now all roofed as a continuous range. C16/17 Stack in left bay of hall range behind axis, forming a lobby-entrance (now to No.2, formerly to the whole house). Divided through stack, No.1 to right, No.2 to left. Each has a C20 lean-to extension to the rear. 2 Storeys and attics. Five C19/20 casements on each floor. No.2 has an early C19 plain boarded door with simple canopy on profiled brackets. No.1 has a similar door and canopy on the right return. The wallplates of the cross-wing project through the front elevation. Roof half-hipped at both ends. All other windows are C19/20 casements. INTERIOR: the cross-wing has an underbuilt jetty at the front, a chamfered binding beam with step stops, and chamfered joists of square and horizontal section with step stops, jointed to it with soffit tenons with diminished haunches; the joists bear clear assembly marks cut with a race knife, all numbering I-VII from left to right. C20 grate in larger hearth. The middle tie-beam has been raised above the wallplates, and may be a C17 introduction, reused. C17 newel stair in front of stack from ground to attic, complete. No.1 has in the right bay a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops, and chamfered joists of vertical section with convex stops. One joist at left front is reduced from medieval timber, with the diamond mortices of an unglazed window. C20 grate. The middle bay has a chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops, and plain joists of vertical section; a parallel beam at the rear is a C20 insertion, blocking a former stair trap. Large wood-burning hearth facing to right, reduced for a C20 grate, and a cupboard to rear with an early C19 2-panel pine door. Above the first floor each bay has a chamfered axial beam, lamb's tongue stops in the middle bay, joists plastered to the soffits. Butt-purlin roof, plasterd internally except the purlins. HISTORICAL NOTE: this house is well documented in the Petre archives as Websters, Free House and Freelands. In a survey of 1556 the house was described as 40 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 13 feet to the eaves, with a tiled roof. It is illustrated in the Walker map of 1601 as a hall house with central door and chimney, one window to each side, with a 2-storey cross-wing to the left, the roofs tiled , at which time it was in the occupation of William Griggs, with a holding of 21 acres. (Essex Record Office: D/DP M.170 M96-101).

Listing NGR: TL6382201092


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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: 05 Aug 2007
Reference: IOE01/16500/24
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