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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: 1305533



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

County: Essex

District: Chelmsford

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Great Waltham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 29-Jun-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 29-Dec-1952

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 112687

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1. GREAT WALTHAM CHELMSFORD ROAD 5213 GREAT WALTHAM Langleys TL 6913 23/186 29.12.52.

I GV 2. A fine early C18 red brick house built on an H-shaped plan and incorporating in the north wing part of an earlier house of circa 1620. It stands in a park of about l00 acres and is approached by a drive from Chelmsford Road. Langleys was bought by Samuel Tufnell in 1711 and the present house was built in 1719, the date cast in the rainwater heads. 3 storeys. The west front has wings projecting at the north and south ends. The 3 central bays were altered in circa 1820 when the entrance hall was built. There is a panelled parapet, moulded brick cornice and a moulded wood dentilled pediment above the centre part with an embossed coat of arms. 2:2:1:3:1:2:2 window range, double-hung sashes with glazing bars. There is a central doorway and window piece with an 8-panel door with a segmental headed doorcase, fluted Ionic pilasters and side volutes with garlands which unite the doorcase with the windows above. The 1st and 2nd storey centre windows are connected by a raised surround. The east front is similar to the west but with only slightly projecting side wings. The central pediment with the door and window piece is less elaborate than that on the west front and there is a window range of 2:3:3:3:2. The interior of the north wings has 2 unique rooms of the circa 1620 period with remarkable strapwork ornamentation with cartouches and coats of arms. These rooms also have fine chimney pieces of the same period elaborately ornamented. There are many fine C18 rooms, the most important of which is the Salon of 1720, a 2 storeyed room with giant Corinthian pilasters and a tall chimney piece. There are many fine C18 fire surrounds. The house is in an excellent state of preservation and upkeep. (RCHM8).

Langleys, Garden Block at Langleys and Stables at Langleys form a group.

Listing NGR: TL6992613664

Selected Sources

Books and journals
An Inventory of Essex Central and South West, (1921)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 15 Essex,

National Grid Reference: TL 69926 13664


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