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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.

Name: ORFORD HOUSE

List entry Number: 1221630

Location

ORFORD HOUSE, CAMBRIDGE ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
EssexUttlesfordDistrict AuthorityUgley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Feb-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 10-Dec-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 413462

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TL 52 NW 22/762 21.2.67 5222

UGLEY CAMBRIDGE ROAD Orford House

II*

Early C18 red brick house built by the First Earl of Orford circa 1700. considerably altered and added to at the rear. The front is of 2 storeys with a parapet. Three: three: three window range of double-hung sashes with glazing bars and segmental rubbed brick arches with fluted keystones. The centre part, of 3 window range breaks forward as a half hexagonal bay. The doorway has a Doric doorcase with a modillion pediment and a triglyph frieze. The roof is partly of slate and partly tiled.

Interior: Mid-C18 dog-leg staircase with open string with carved brackets to tread ends. 2 turned balusters per tread. Moulded, ramped, and wreathed handrail. Panelling above and below dado rail. Dado rail imitates rake of handrail. Quiet Room on ground floor has 2 mid C18 doorcases, one with heavily moulded and bolectioned cornice head, the other with cornice with egg-and-dart moulding with bay leaf frieze below, supported on scrolled brackets. Both have fielded 6-panel doors. Moulded and scrolled window surrounds with shutters to 3 windows. Mid C18 chimneypiece with moulded decoration, including frieze with central carved face with swags. Heavily moulded and decorated overmantel, with dentilled broken pediment containing basket of fruit, with foliage frieze below. Heavily moulded and modillioned ceiling cornice. Rococo plasterwork ceiling with central sunface, c1760s. This room is said to have been partly designed by W Kent. Ground floor large room to south has c1770s marble chimneypiece, with inlaid marble fluting and carved centre panel to frieze. 1st floor large bedroom has late C18 marble chimneypiece with fluting and centre panel to frieze carved with classical figures. Moulded ceiling cornice with anthemion frieze. 1st floor bedroom to west has late C18 chimneypiece with marble fireplace with moulded edge and anthemion decoration to frieze above. 1st floor corridor to east has c1730s chimneypiece, with marble with moulded edge, and egg-and-dart moulded surround. There is a similar, larger chimneypiece with a cornice mantelshelf, in the large room on the mezzanine floor.

Listing NGR: TL5147627081

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National Grid Reference: TL 51476 27081

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