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Cobbins, Kelvedon

Description: Cobbins

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 116475

OS Grid Reference: TL8593718471
OS Grid Coordinates: 585937, 218471
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8339, 0.6972

Location: High Street, Kelvedon, Essex CO5 9JA

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

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Listing Text

TL 8418-8518 (north-west side)

9/162 Nos. 11, 13 and 15
21.12.67 (Cobbins) (formerly
listed as 'Cobbins' and
nos. 6 and 7, Knights
Templar Terrace, S.E.


House, now 2 houses and shop. C14-C17, altered in C19 and C20. Timber framed,
plastered with some exposed framing, roofed with handmade red plain tiles;
stacks of gault brick. C14 2-bay hall facing SE with stack in left bay behind
axis; C14 2-bay crosswing to right, with C19 external stack to right; C14 2-bay
extension to rear of crosswing; C20 flat-roofed single-storey extension to left
of it; C17 3-bay crosswing to left of hall, with axial stack; C19 single-storey
extension to rear, roofed with red clay corrugated tiles; and C20 flat-roofed
single-storey extension to right. 2 storeys. No. 11 (at the left end) has one
C19 splayed bay of casements, on the first floor one early C19 sash of 16
lights, and a 6-panel door, the top 2 panels glazed. No. 13 (in the middle) has
a similar bay, on the first floor 2 mid-C19 sashes of 4 lights, and a 6-panel
door. No. 15 (Cobbins) (at the right end) has an early C19 projecting shopfront
of 24 lights, a C19 half-glazed door with plain overlight, 2 fluted pilasters,
moulded fascia, with 4 lights in the left return; in the crosswing, one early
C19 sash of 18 + 18 lights; on the first floor, 2 early C19 sashes of 16 lights;
and in the crosswing gable, 2 plain lights. C19/early C20 serpentine
bargeboards on gable of right crosswing. Roof of main range higher than that of
right crosswing, and continued across left crosswing. Exposed framing in right
return, with curved braces trenched outside the studs; modern inscription 15 +
47 in girt; one horizontal sash. Similar exposed framing in left side of right
rear extension. The right crosswing has an underbuilt jetty, a chamfered
binding beam with step stops, plain joists of horizontal section jointed to it
with unrefined central tenons, a cambered central tiebeam with one of 2
chamfered braces remaining, and a complete crownpost roof with axial bracing; in
the rear wall are diamond mortices for former unglazed windows at both storeys.
The rear extension to it is built in similar style, soon after the initial
construction, retaining both braces to the central tiebeam. The hall range has
a mid-C16 inserted floor with chamfered axial beam and chamfered joists of
horizontal section, all with step stops. The roof has been raised approx. 1.5
metres and rebuilt in the C17 with the smoke-blackened medieval rafters, with
unsooted pegs at the apices. The interior of no. 13 is much plastered. No. 11
has plain joists of vertical section. (B.L. Kentish, Kelvedon and its
Antiquities, 1974, 70). RCHM 38.

Listing NGR: TL8593718471

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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