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Fullerthorne and Railings and Gate to Front, Kelvedon

Description: Fullerthorne and Railings and Gate to Front

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 116453

OS Grid Reference: TL8574818529
OS Grid Coordinates: 585748, 218529
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8345, 0.6945

Location: Church Street, Kelvedon, Essex CO5 9AH

Locality: Kelvedon
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO5 9AH

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Listing Text

TL 8418-8518 (north-east side)

9/140 Fullerthorne and
25.6.74 railings and gate to
front (formerly listed
as Fullerthorne)


House. Late medieval, altered in C18, extended in C20. Timber framed,
plastered with some red brick, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. The main
range facing SW comprises (1) 1½ bays of the original hall, with a late C16
inserted stack in the right bay (formerly the 'low end'), truncated to include
the stack but the remainder of this bay and the service bay demolished, (2)
parlour bay to left, with C18 stack at end, (3) C18 one-bay extension to left,
(4) one-bay extension to left, c.1960, comprising garage and extension to
bedroom over. Extension to rear of right end, c.1960, incorporating an C18/19
boundary wall of red brick. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 3 C20 replicas of early
C19 sashes of 12 lights with moulded surrounds. First floor, 3 C20 replicas of
C19 casements with moulded surrounds. Off-centre half-glazed 4-panel door in
eared doorcase with pediment. Garage door at left end. Plain parapet. Gambrel
roof. One C20 skylight near left end. Left return of painted brick. Right
return, lower half of red brick, upper half plastered. The rear elevation has
some early C19 patterned plaster, repaired. Simple wrought iron spearhead
railings and gate along street boundary, except in front of garage. Part of one
chamfered arched brace to the middle tiebeam of the hall is exposed below
ceiling level, the remainder visible from the loft. Cambered central tiebeam,
severed for stair at rear end, rear brace missing. Edge-halved and bridled
scarf in rear wallplate. Large wood-burning hearth with moulded mantel beam,
defaced; jambs plastered. Inserted floor in hall, c.1600, with chamfered axial
beam (C20 scarf at left end), plain joists of square section, rebated hardwood
boards. In the parlour bay 4 posts are exposed in the left wall; butt-edged
hardwood floorboards on first floor, arranged transversely, indicating that the
concealed joists are arranged longitudingally. In the C18 extension, recess at
rear with semi-elliptical arch, and in the upper storey, pine floorboards and 2
C18 plain battened doors, one with a blocked opening. Frame mainly plastered in
the upper storey, exposing parts of the wallplates. Some smoke-blackened
medieval timber re-used in the C18 roof structure. The surviving features of
the medieval house do not permit firm dating, except within the period
c.1380-1500. The architect of the alterations of c.1960, including all
replacement windows, was Peter Barefoot.

Listing NGR: TL8574818529

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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