Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1216666

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1951



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County: Essex

District: Uttlesford (District Authority)

Parish: Quendon and Rickling

National Grid Reference: TL4994230216


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QUENDON AND RICKLING BRICK KILN LANE 1. 5222 (west side) Rickling Hall TL 43 SE 16/624 26.11.51


2. Remains of a large quadrangular building of C14-C15, built in what was probably the bailey of the former castle. The moated castle mound stands to the south of the present buildings. These enclose what was formerly a courtyard and is now a farmyard. Part of the surrounding moat remains. The north range, formerly the gate house, and the south range, formerly containing the great hall, kitchen etc are the original buildings of C14-C15. The east range was built circa 1600 with much re-used material and in 1620 a timber-framed staircase wing was added on the courtyard side. This partly obscures a re-used C14 2-light window with stone surround mullion and transom, and trefoiled heads. The east range is now the farmhouse. The north range was made into dwellings in the late C17 and the south range which was said to be ruinous was converted into a barn. At the same period the west range was built as a granary etc. The buildings are mostly of red brick with some timber-framing and the roofs are tiled. The east front has a 4 window range of leaded casements (some old and some replacements), in segmental brick arched heads. Two of the upper storey windows have 3-lights with mullions and transom. There is a central single light window with stone surround and trefoiled head. There are C18 and later alterations and some additions at the courtyard side. The interior has some C17 features and the upper part of the staircase is circa 1620. In the north range the gate house rises slightly above the rest of the range and has a stone 4-centred arch on the north and on the south side. On the south side (courtyard) there are 4 original windows on the upper storey with cinquefoil heads. The north front has mainly leaded casements and there are 2 original windows with cinquefoil heads. Above the archway there is an original 3-light window with stone mullions, other windows are modern. The interior has a good late C17 staircase. The south wing is much altered with 4 modern semi-circular brick arches on the south side. The west range is used as farm buildings. (RCHM 3).

Listing NGR: TL4994230216


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