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Ormonde Cottage Ormonde House, Kelvedon

Description: Ormonde Cottage Ormonde House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 116492

OS Grid Reference: TL8614818834
OS Grid Coordinates: 586148, 218834
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8371, 0.7005

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 8618-8718 (north-west side)

10/179 No. 105 (Ormonde House)
2.5.53 and No. 107 (Ormonde
Cottage) (formerly
listed as Ormonde


House, now divided into 2 dwellings. C16 origin, much altered in C18. Timber
framed, clad with red brick in Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red plain
tiles. 6-bay range facing SE, with internal stack at left end and late C16
axial stack near right end. To rear, 4 adjacent wings of various dates and
spans, completing a rectangular plan; end stacks in the 2 outer wings, internal
stack in rear right corner of second wing from left. Early C19 ancillary range
beyond left wing, with internal stack at right. (This wing abuts on no. 103
(Ormonde Lodge) to left, item 10/178, q.v., and the first floor of it is
occupied in association with no. 103). 2 storeys, cellar and attics, ancillary
range of 2 storeys. 2:2:2 window range of C18 and early C19 sashes of 12
lights, mainly with flat arches of gauged brick. One ground-floor window each
side of door has a segmental arch. 2 blocked window apertures on first floor.
Central half-glazed door set back within seal-circular arched porch with
rusticated jambs, engaged fluted Doric columns, and entablature with floral
ornament in low relief. Plain band, moulded brick cornice, panelled parapet.
The central part of the facade breaks forward. The right return has on the
first floor one early C19 sash of 9 + 6 lights with crown glass. The rear
elevation has on the first floor 2 C18/early C19 sashes of 12 lights with crown
glass. 4 truncated octagonal shafts in line, overhanging rectangular base with
egg-and-dart cornice. To front, along boundary with street, railings of cast
and wrought iron on dwarf wall of gault brick, with coping of cast iron, joined
to front corners of house by spur walls. 10 cast iron stanchions with tassel
terminals; the railings have cast iron foliate terminals. Central gate has
curved saltire bracing and 2 bands of foliate ornament at bottom. Railings
terminate each end at a red brick pier, partly rendered, with moulded stone cap;
spur walls of red brick with plain brick coping. Height approx. one metre. In
the house almost every room is lined with panelling, mostly plain, some of C18
fielded type. Moulded covings in most rooms. C18/19 2-panel doors. In
entrance-hall, wood-burning hearth with splayed back and bolection-moulded
surround; in rear wall, C18 recessed cupboard with semi-circular arch and fluted
pilasters; in rear right corner, semi-elliptical arch to stair hall. C18 stair
with scrolled tread-ends, 3 twist-turned balusters to each tread, square newels,
wide moulded handrail, continuing round gallery. Also early C19 straight stair
from first floor to attic (in right part, now no. l07, Ormonde Cottage), with
hardwood rail and stick balusters. Axial and transverse beams above ground and
first floors, all boxed or panelled. On first floor at left end, eared fire
surround of c.1800 with classical grotesque ornament in low relief. Some
evidence of original structure in roof. Early C19 shutters with fielded
panelling inside first-floor window at right end. RCHM 33.

Listing NGR: TL8614818834

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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