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Description: Alma Cottage
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 116494
OS Grid Reference: TL8618018870
OS Grid Coordinates: 586180, 218870
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8374, 0.7010
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KELVEDON HIGH STREET
TL 8618-8718 (north-west side)
10/181 Nos. 115 (Alma Cottage)
21.12.67 and 117 (Norbury House)
House, now house and cottage. Circa 1600, altered in C18. Timber framed,
plastered with facade,,of painted brick, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 3
bays facing SE with stacks to left and rear of middle bay, and 2 rear wings. 2
storeys, attics and cellar. The left bay and a short section of the house to
the left (item 10/180) comprise no. 115 (Alma Cottage). The cellar of this bay
is entered from no. 113 (St. Andrews). The remainder comprises no. 117 (Norbury
House). Ground floor, one C19 splayed bay and 2 late C18 3-light casements with
modern glazing and C19 hood-moulds of plaster. First floor, one similar
casement, and 2 late C18 3-light windows each with a wrought iron casement,
moulded mullions, saddle bars, rectangular leading and a twisted stay bar. 3
C19 casements in gabled dormers. Gambrel roof, half-hipped at right end. C20
6-panel door and pedimented doorcase. Moulded coving under projecting eaves.
Modern wrought iron brackets for gutter. Red clay pantiles on one roof to rear.
In 2 right bays, chamfered axial beams with lamb's tongue stops. In middle bay
the plain joists of square section are exposed, with unusual housed abutments
and central tenons. Jowled posts. Straight tension braces trenched inside
heavy studding. Early C19 stair with oval-section handrail and stick balusters
(in no. 117). The ceiling over the middle first-floor room has an unusual
construction; main joists form a cross, and plain joists are arranged diagonally
across the quarters, like a spider's web, with chisel-cut assembly marks. The
gambrel roof is an C18 alteration. RCHM 31.
Listing NGR: TL8618018870
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