Date Listed: 27 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 123078
OS Grid Reference: TQ9412788429
OS Grid Coordinates: 594127, 188429
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5613, 0.7993
Locality: Barling Magna
Local Authority: Rochford
Postcode: SS3 0HQ
BARLING MAGNA LITTLE WAKERING
TQ 98 NW
LITTLE WAKERING HALL ROAD
12/35 Little Wakering Hall
Hall house. C15 or earlier origin, C16 and later alterations and additions. Timber framed and plastered. Red plain tiled roofs, crosswings to left and right, the latter jettied to front and right return, with carved jetty brackets,
dragon beam and post. 2 storey hipped porch to right of the left crosswing. Left return chimney stack offset with 2 diagonal shafts, 2 stacks to rear of hall with 3 and 2 diagonal shafts respectively. 2 storeys and attics with 3
rear gabled dormers. 1:1:3:1 small paned vertically sliding sashes. Moulded eaves cornice and central band to porch and hall. The porch has a chamfered 2 centred outer arch. The doorway has a moulded square head and jambs. 3 board door. Rear stair turret and other extensions. The hall roof was raised C16 and the stair turret added. Porch added at a later date. Exposed ceiling beams one with a date 1599. C16 fireplace with mantel beam over and brick moulding to another fireplace. Fine Elizabethan staircase with solid treads and square plan balusters. Some original roof construction. C18 fire surround. ?Smugglers look-out in roof gablet with steps leading into it. The east wing was
originally longer and signs of the building can be seen in the garden wall. At one time owned by Rev. Philip Benton, C19 historian. RCHM 4 (Little Wakering).
Listing NGR: TQ9412788429
Source: English Heritage
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In the 1881 Census Philip BENTON (b. 1816, North Shoebury) was listed as living with his wife Elizabeth BENTON (b.1837, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk) and son Edward H BENTON (b.1859, Shopland). He had two servants, Alice MILBOURN (b. 1861, North Shoebury) and Susannah WELDIN (b. 1860, South Shoebury) and was a farmer employing 15 Men 3 Boys. Source: Family History Library Film: 1341428, Public Records Office Reference: RG11 Piece: 1772, Folio: 32, Page Number: 1.