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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: 1380267



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


District: Thurrock

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-Apr-2000

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 480079

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TQ 67 NW COLLEGE AVENUE 977/10/10021 Grays 27-APR-00 25 The Dell


House, now convent. 1872, by Thomas Wonnacott for Alfred Russel Wallace. Rendered and whitewashed shuttered concrete; asbestos slate roofs. EXTERIOR: east front of 2-3 storeys. Central 3-storey cross wing; 2-window range. Glazed timber gabled porch with stained glass panels to the left of twin arched staircase windows with stained glass margin glazing. Three square recesses below window, the centre one glazed. One 1/1 horned sash to left of staircase window and 2 1/1 unhorned sashes above. To south of centre is a 2-storey wing with a first-floor platband and one glazed French window to the ground floor. North of centre is a 2-storey; 3-window range. 1/1 unhorned sashes, that to ground-floor south converted to a doorway. Single-storey service range extends to the north; 10 metal single-light casements. West elevation of 2 storeys and attic; 3-window range. Irregular fenestration of 1/1 and 2/2 horned sashes. Platband continues. South return presents 2 gables: that to east with canted single-storey bay window fitted with 1/1 unhorned sashes, and one 2/2 horned sash above. West gable recessed, with one 2/2 horned sash to each floor above the late C20 conservatory (replacing C19 conservatory). INTERIOR: east porch leads to entrance lobby with half-glazed double doors to hall. Staircase separated from hall by two open arches. Stone stairs with concrete skirtings. Cast-iron twisted newels and ramped and wreathed mahogany handrail. Interior doors mainly 4-panelled. Chapel at south-east corner (former drawing room). Panelled surround to bay window. South-west room (dining room) with anaglypta ceiling paper in geometric pattern. Stained glass panels over doors into conservatory.

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National Grid Reference: TQ 61760 78600


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