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Brentwood (District Authority)
West Horndon
National Grid Reference:
TQ 64166 88695



TQ68NW TILBURY ROAD, East Horndon 723-1/11/129 (East side (off)) 20/02/76 Dunton Hills


House with cottage attached. C17, c1800, C20. Black brick with red brick dressings and diapering at N end. Rear and cottage much restored in C20 red brick and weatherboarding. Peg-tiled hipped roofs. Plan, L-shaped, principal N-S range with smaller rear parallel range on E side and N end lean-to with cottage projecting E. W front elevation c1800. EXTERIOR: 2 storey and attics with brick pilaster buttresses at N & S and at S reinforced by later battered buttress. 7 principal bays and 6 original window range, all principal windows sashes 4x4 panes, thin glazing bars, some old glass. Ground floor voussoir segment heads. Smaller C20 2x2 paned sashes intruded at N end on both floors. Central bay, C20 front doorway and door; dentilled gabled head, fluted jambs, fielded panelled door, decorative red brick pattern above. 3 equally spaced hipped pegtiled dormer windows with C20 double casements 2x2 panes. Principle stack off centre towards N, also end stacks through roof hip pitches. N end has lean-to wall c1800 with some burnt brick. S end continued by conservatory. Rear E elevation - total rebuilding in C20 with windows of wood and metal casements with rectangular leaded panes. Centre - principal range with catslide roof over rear lean-to. To S 2-storeyed block behind front range with own hipped roof. To N, 2-storeyed cottage wing extending to E. S block ground floor, 2 boarded doors with bull's-eye light, one with simple head. 2 single and 2 double casement windows. Battered buttress at S end. First floor weatherboarded, windows - one double casement, 2 triple casements and one of cross form. Centre, lean-to wall has 2 double casements and a large 8x4 paned fixed window. Above, through roof pitch, one double casement hipped roofed dormer, adjacent, protruding hipped roof stair tower; weatherboarded with rear casement window. Principal house stack at roof apex. Cottage wing S elevation irregular fenestration all of C20 rebuild, similar windows to rest of ground floor, one single casement, one of 3 casements; first floor 2 of 2 casements one of 3 casements. Cottage wing E elevation, plain gabled wall with exterior stack, said to wholly be of C20. N end elevation, similar to rear in that considerably rebuilt in C20 with windows same as on rear elevation. Hipped roof of principal range continues down as catslide, stack through centre. Below, boarded door with bull's-eye. 3 double casement windows to N principal cottage elevation. Ground floor, boarded door with bull's-eye and single casement window; first floor windows one of 2 casements one of 3 casements. Roof peg tiled as rest. C20 weatherboarded gable at the S end. S end elevation twin hipped ends of principal and rear range. Battered buttresses on E & W sides. c1800 black brick stack through principal roof pitch, plain exterior stack to rear block. Principal front unit has C20 ground floor French windows now covered by C20 conservatory. First floor two C20, 2x2 paned top hung casement windows. INTERIOR: principal range, considerably rebuilt in c1800 and C20. Binding joists on ground and first floor survive from first build of early C17, as joists have chamfered tops with typical additional rear notch. Original house timber-framed (some rear wall studding exposed), of 3 cells. Original stack site preserved by present one within house. Rear C17 stair tower frame remains now extended to E and containing C20 stair. Attics now ceiled but have appropriate form of C17 with high collars to enable use of roof space. Rear block has ground floor internal studded walling of C17. Lean-to along back of house. N end lean-to has high lintelled fireplace and was probably also timber-framed (it is said to have been the bakehouse). Cottage wing similarly has simple internal timber-frame, with first floor C17 straight corner down-braces. c1800, symmetrical brick frontage added with creation of central hall and principal rooms each side. The thickness of the front brick wall obscures the C17 chamfer stops on the early joists, they are only seen at the back of the house. Of the c1800 build several cast-iron fire grates survive, both on ground and first floors. C20 alterations include widening of principal rooms on ground floor by extending into rear range (with necessary suspension of old upper framing). Also, much renewed interior woodwork using reeded moulding for door surrounds and detail.

Listing NGR: TQ6416688695


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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: 07 Oct 2006
Reference: IOE01/15888/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Pepper. Source Historic England Archive
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