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Description: Oakland Cottage
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 116479
OS Grid Reference: TL8597518531
OS Grid Coordinates: 585975, 218531
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8344, 0.6978
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KELVEDON HIGH STREET
9/166 No. 31 (Oakland
21.12.67 Cottage) and No. 33
(formerly listed as
House, now divided into cottage (no. 31) and house (no. 33). C14 to c.1600,
altered in C17/18. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain
tiles. C14 2-bay crosswing at right end with C19 stack to right. 3-bay main
range of c.1600 facing SE, with stack behind right bay. 2-storey rear wing of 2
bays at left end, with internal stack at the junction. C18 lean-to extension
along rear of main range and crosswing, forming a catslide with the main roof,
enclosing the rear stack. Single-storey lean-to extension to right of rear
wing, with slate roof. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 2 C19 square bays of
casements, one early C19 sash of 12 lights, one early C19 sash of 2 + 4 lights.
First floor, 3 early C19 sashes of 16 lights, but upper sash of middle window
converted to 2 lights. Crown glass. Full-length jetty with attached moulded
fascia carved in relief F
M M 1685. No. 31 has a blocked door converted to a
C20 casement, and an entrance in the left return. No. 33 has a 6-panel door.
In the main range, chamfered axial and transverse beams with lamb's tongue stops
and plain joists of vertical section. C20 grates in rear stacks. In crosswing,
heavy plain joists of horizontal section jointed to chamfered binding beam with
unrefined central tenons. Jowled posts, studding partly exposed internally.
The front wall of the crosswing has been raised approx. one metre above tiebeam
level, and roofed in line with that of the main range, in clasped purlin form,
enclosing the rear bay of the original roof structure, with crownpost,
collar-purlin, axial bracing, collars and rafters. Blocked unglazed window at
rear. On the first floor of the main range is a borrowed light of re-used early
handmade glass, some of amber hue, some clear, in diamond leading; a signature
is inscribed in one quarry. This feature merits special care. Chamfered axial
beams with lamb's tongue stops above first floor of main range. The left rear
wing (part of no. 31) has a chamfered transverse beam with lamb's tongue stops,
plain joists of vertical section, a wide wood-burning hearth converted to 2 C19
cupboards and a C20 grate, and a clasped purlin roof. The marriage register for
Kelvedon for 1685 is extant, and does not record a marriage corresponding with
the carved initials. RCHM 37. (A part of the next building to the NE is
included in the same property as No. 33, but this is treated as part of item
Listing NGR: TL8597518531
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Source: English Heritage
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