THE SQUIRRELS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208575
Date first listed:
20-Feb-1976
Date of most recent amendment:
09-Dec-1994
Statutory Address:
THE SQUIRRELS, WARLEY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE SQUIRRELS, WARLEY ROAD

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

County:
Essex
District:
Brentwood (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 58096 90318

Details

BRENTWOOD

TQ5890 WARLEY ROAD, Great Warley 723-1/17/160 (South side) 20/02/76 The Squirrels (Formerly Listed as: WARLEY ROAD, Great Warley Coombe Lodge)

II

House, now a nursing home. Mid-C19 and C20. Yellow brick, hipped slated roofs. H-plan, with additions particularly round service court to NW. EXTERIOR: Front, E elevation, projecting wings to N and S have full height 3-cant projecting bays, S 2 storey and N 3 storey with central 3 bay range. Whole frontage has parapet, cornice with stone modillions or (S wing) plain triglyphs. An open stucco Tuscan portico with coupled columns spans the central range. N wing all 9 windows have stuccoed surrounds, now fitted with C20 horizontally pivoted casement windows, with glazing bars, ground and first floors of 3x4 panes and second floor of 3x2 panes. Central range, ground floor central doorway with stuccoed cornice on console brackets, door C20, 6 fielded panels, each sub-divided. Flanking triple sash windows. First floor central bay slightly recessed. 3 pedimented windows, outer have triangular pediments, centre segment headed. Pediments linked by stucco aprons to those on second floor. First floor window C20 plain horizontally pivoted casements, second floor similar with glazing bars, 3x2 panes. S wing, ground floor, 3 round headed windows, moulded stucco heads with keystones, moulded linking imposts and string course, plain sash windows (round heads). First floor, 3 windows with wide moulded architraves and pediments on console brackets, central one segment headed, outer ones triangular pediments, windows C20 horizontally pivoted casements, a moulded string course at sill level. S, garden elevation, 2 storey, in similar style to S wing of E elevation, full height 3 cant bay window towards W end, 3 window range to E of bay. Ground floor, 6 round headed deep windows with plain sashes, first floor, 6 windows with wide architraves and pediments on console brackets, central window of bay projection has segment headed pediment. Ogee canopy spans whole frontage and is taken round to W side, cast-iron supports have arched heads with circle and quatrefoil decoration. W elevation, 2 broad projecting wings with narrow central range enclosing stair. S wing, 2 bays with windows on ground and first floors similar to S elevation. Ground floor windows altered, one blocked and one now with French window having upper glazing and lower panel. Central recessed range, large first floor `Venetian' stair window in shallow depressed arch, glazing bars, 2x4,4x4 plus glazed arch, 2x4 panes. Below, ground floor simple fully glazed projection porch with C20 fully glazed door. N wing, 3 window range, ground floor obscured by C19 addition with hipped slated roof, one plain triple C19 sash window, 3 small windows, (being refurbished at time of listing) and one simple C20 door. N wing first floor 3 sash windows with glazing bars, 3x2 panes. N service elevation irregular principal 4 bayed E block, major 2 bayed W block and minor single bayed unit between 3 stacks, all 3 storeyed but ground floor obscured to E by original extension with balustraded parapet mainly concealing hipped roof projecting at W end and, to W by C20 flat roofed extension, 2 sash windows with glazing bars, 3x4 panes, also full height tower addition between. Windows irregular on E block but similar to those on N wing of E elevation. Central and W units have 3 first floor C20 casements, second floor, three C19 sashes with glazing bars, 3x2 panes. Central unit, C19 sash window with covering grille, glazing bars, 3x4 panes. A service/stable court at NW corner being totally refurbished at time of listing and not included in this listing. INTERIOR: central hall has Corinthian columns, panelled beams and plaster ceiling decoration. A spacious well stair leads off to W (now mostly blocked off by C20 fire wall at stair foot). Stair of early C18 style, with open string and decorative brackets to tread ends, balusters alternately fluted and twisted. Arcade on first floor landing. Principal rooms at N and S ends have plaster ceiling decorations.

Listing NGR: TQ5809690318

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
373578
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 25 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00961/07
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