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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1257168



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

County: Essex

District: Maldon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Maldon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Sep-1971

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Oct-1996

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 464167

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TL8506NW The Friary (East) and attached yard 574-1/9/1 walls to north-west 24/09/71 (Formerly Listed as: The Friary (East Block))


Substantial house, now youth centre, and attached wall. Early C19. South and east walls of grey Gault brick and north and west walls of red brick. Slate hipped roof well behind plain parapets. 3 storeys with large C20 extensions to east partially covering east elevation. EXTERIOR: the symmetrical south front to the garden has, on the 2nd floor, 4 square 12-pane sashes and a central semicircular-arched window with radiating glazing bars and 2 Gothic lights recessed within a further arch. All openings have rubbed brick arches. The 1st floor has 4 deeper 16-pane sashes and central semicircular-arched pair of doors, recessed within further arch and with margin glazing and fanlight over. Ground floor has central projecting Greek Doric portico with flat roof, cornice, entablature with triglyphs, and a pair of columns either side of a wide central opening. The columns and respond pilasters are fluted for two-thirds of length. Portico stands on elevated Portland stone paved platform with 3 stone steps and blocks to the sides with recessed rectangular panels. Double doors with rectangular fanlight over with semicircular motif and radiating glazing bars. Large stacks on each flank wall. The east (entrance) elevation has, on the 2nd floor three 12-pane square sash windows and one blind recess. The 1st floor has 3 deeper 12-pane windows and one blind recess. Off-centre doorcase on ground floor with strongly projecting hood with panelled soffit on console brackets and with semicircular fanlight with radiating glazing bars. Reeded surround with capitals and suspended capitals on plain flanking pilasters. The reveals are panelled. 3 sash windows also on ground floor of 16 big panes. The north elevation has, on the 2nd floor, two 12-pane square sashes, one blind recess and a near central 12-pane sash in partly blocked recessed panel. The 1st floor has two 16-pane sashes, one blind recess and a similar window within arched recess. The ground floor has one 12-pane sash, one blind recess, one 20-pane within recess and blocked door with radiating fanlight in recess. 2 large Gault stacks on this face of roof. The west elevation has, on 2nd floor, one 12-pane square sash, 2 blind recesses and a C20 metal casement. The 1st floor has one 16-pane sash, a blocked window opening, one blind recess and two C20 windows. The ground floor has 2 semicircular-headed door openings with Gault brick keystones and imposts, one with radial fanlight and door of 4 glazed panels over 2 flush. The other opening has C20 glass infill. Also, one 16-pane sash, one blind recess and one C20 4-light horizontal window. INTERIOR: broad central corridor leading from south portico, to square vestibule on cross-axis of similar hall to entrance front door. The vestibule has blind arcade of elliptical arches on capitals with doors having reeded surrounds and square leaf-form motif at corners. Glazed screen on south side of vestibule with elliptical arch with radiating glazing bars. Two large southern ground-floor rooms have elaborate plaster cornices and marble fireplace. Main stair has been much altered but windows, now blocked on each landing. Two service stairs, one with boarded panelling up to handrail and tight dogleg plan form with 'cage' of stick balusters. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: L-plan red brick wall in English Garden Wall bond attached to north-west corner, enclosing yard to west and linking with west boundary wall. This has a pointed-arched gate opening and an oval window with cross-pattern glazing bars in its north-projecting part, and ramped coping on the return part.

Listing NGR: TL8502506911

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National Grid Reference: TL8502506911


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