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Kelvedon Labour Club, Kelvedon

Description: Kelvedon Labour Club

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116488

OS Grid Reference: TL8606018703
OS Grid Coordinates: 586060, 218703
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8359, 0.6992

Location: High Street, Kelvedon, Essex CO5 9AE

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

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Listing Text

TL 8618-8718 (north-west side)

10/175 No. 75 (Kelvedon
Labour Club)


Parish workhouse, now a club with attached cottage. Early C17, extended in C18,
C19 and C20. Timber framed, clad with painted brick, plaster and some
weatherboarding, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 4 bays aligned NW-SE (at
right angles to road) with rear stack and one internal stack. C18 crosswing to
front and 2 wings extending forwards. Stacks to rear of left wing and to left
of right wing. Complex series of C20 extensions to left, rear and right. 2
storeys and attics. The front elevation has on the ground floor 2 early C19
sashes of 16 lights, and on the first floor one similar sash and one of 4 + 8
lights, in addition to C19 and C20 casements. C20 door in porch with fluted
pilasters and flat roof. Roofs hipped to front. Chamfered transverse beams
with lamb's tongue stops and plain joists of vertical section jointed to them
with soffit tenons with diminished haunches, at both storeys. Original rebated
hardwood floorboards in attic. Original clasped purlin roof with arched
collars; some wattle and daub infill in rear gable, which is weatherboarded
externally. In the attached cottage to front left one ground-floor room is
fully lined with tongued-and-grooved and beaded softwood boarding, c.1900. The
parish workhouse was closed when its functions were transferred to Witham Union
soon after the Poor Law (Amendment) Act of 1834. In 1837 the building became
the Kelvedon Labour Club. (B.L. Kentish, Kelvedon and its Antiquities, 1974,

Listing NGR: TL8606018703

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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