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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: 1297229



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

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1976

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Dec-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 373441

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TQ5890 GREAT WARLEY STREET, Great Warley 723-1/17/144 (East side (off)) 20/02/76 Fairstead (Formerly Listed as: BRENTWOOD ROAD, Great Warley Fairstead)


House. By JL Pearson. Waterhead dated 1889. Red brick with stone dressings, handmade tiled roof. Rectangular plan of 4 interlocking wings of contrived irregularity. EXTERIOR: 2 storey and attics. W, principal front, long range of Elizabethan conception with protruding bays, central hall area, high end to S, low end to N, all windows of mullioned and transomed type with rectangular leaded panes. A string course links ground floor features. Hall area, N-S, 2-centred arched doorway with boarded door, 3 cant, ground-floor bay window with hipped roof, central 3-light window, single light in centre, above, breaking eaves, Dutch gabled window of 3 lights. To S `high' end, block with own hipped roof in front of principal roof with 2 tall stacks rising from N end. N-S, tall oriel stair window of 2 cants in inner angle with 5 tall diminishing lights on each face, in front, skewed at 45 degrees, principal 2-storeyed porch with deep round headed entrance doorway, 2-centred moulded arch, door framed with simplified linen fold panels and decorated iron strap hinges. First floor 3-light window, Dutch gable, 2-bayed lean-to loggia with 3-light window within 2-storeyed bay window with ground and first floor 4-light window and hipped roof. N, `low' end, N-S, ground floor single light window, above timber studding with pebble dash rendered infilling and roof with half hipped gable: ground floor 3-cant bay window and similar central window. Above, on first floor, 4-light window, Dutch gable above, behind, a stack through the roof pitch. S, garden elevation, range has subsidiary `high' end hipped roof set back at W end behind principal hip. Elevation essentially 3 window range and has 2 storeyed bay windows at E and W ends. At W, canted, with parapet, at E, with projecting timber-framed half hipped gable having blind Gothic arched decoration and small central light. Between projecting ends is a timber-framed facade gable. Tall stack of 4 conjoined shafts rises from roof pitch towards W end. Similar external stack seen to rise from E end. Windows all similar to W front elevation, E-W, 5-light, 4-light, 3-light and single light to cants. First floor, E-W, 5-light, 2x2-light (below facade gable), bay window as on ground floor. The ground floor has a similar string course to that on W elevation. Rear, E, elevation, high and low end conception as on W front, range has central hall area with large first-floor mullioned and transomed window, 4x3 lights, with `undercroft' 2-light window below. To N 2-centred arched doorway, door as principal front door in wall, broken forward with small window and stepped up to slightly projecting cross-wing gable. Hall area has 3 tall single lights, 2 to N and one to S of principal window also 2 small fanlight above and behind projecting doorway. Cross-wing, first floor timber studded with pebble dash infilling, 5-light windows on ground and first floor, first floor has also small 2-light window. Attic 4-light window in gable framing. To N, lesser parallel cross-wing gable similarly treated, ground floor, 4-light window linked by hood mould to larger adjacent window to S, first floor, 3-light window. Cruciform stack rises from link roof between parallel gables. To N, contiguous simple ground floor gable unit with 2x2-light windows in house style. S `high' end of range, large external stack continuous with stepped wall broken forward (as at `low' end), 4 conjoined shafts. Ground floor 4-light window in extension and slender single light on first floor through rear of stack body, projecting roof half hipped S of stack. N, `service' elevation, ground floor obscured by plain ground floor range round inner court. First floor, to W, principal range, gable end, timber-framed, hip with gablet, 2x2-light windows - Timber and pebble dash, framing continues across elevation to E, central cruciform stack rises from roof apex. INTERIOR: has high quality woodwork and plasterwork. Hall has an Ionic arcade and ceiling with moulded beams, stair has twisted balusters and newel posts of C17 style. Principal rooms have elaborate plaster ceilings and frieze decoration using natural plant forms. JL Pearson was a scholarly architect who designed Truro Cathedral and St Augustines Church, Kilburn. Secular commissions are quite rare.

Listing NGR: TQ5886290177

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National Grid Reference: TQ 58862 90177


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