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Walnut House, Kelvedon

Description: Walnut House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 116496

OS Grid Reference: TL8618718899
OS Grid Coordinates: 586187, 218899
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8377, 0.7011

Location: High Street, Kelvedon, Essex CO5 9AA

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

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Listing Text

TL 8618-8718 (north-west side)

10/184 Nos. 125 and 127
21.12.67 (Walnut House)
(formerly listed as
Nos. 1 and 2 Walnut
Cottages and Walnut


House, now 2 houses. C16, altered in C17 and late C18. Timber framed,
plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 3-bay main range facing NE
with stack in left bay against front wall and C19 external stack at right end,
2-bay crosswing to left extending to rear, and C19 one-bay extension beyond; C17
wing to rear of right end, with end stack, and C20 lean-to conservatory beyond,
the whole forming a half-8 plan. The house is divided through the main stack,
no. 125 comprising the left part, no. 127 (Walnut House) comprising the right
part. 2 storeys and attics. No. 125 has on each floor one C20 3-light casement
in late C18 style, a C19/20 casement in a gabled dormer, and a C19 flush door.
No. 127 (Walnut House) has on the ground floor one late C18 3-light window with
wrought iron casement, rectangular leading and moulded mullions, one similar
window with renewed mullions and glazing; and on the first floor 2 C18 windows
similar to the first; C19 4-panel door, the upper panels glazed. Moulded coving
below eaves. Gablet roof. No. 125 has in the left wallplate an edge-halved and
bridled scarf, and 3 diamond mortices and a shutter groove of a former unglazed
window; evidence of others in the front left corner and the front tiebeam; a
chamfered beam with lamb's tongue stops, and plain joists of vertical section; a
wide wood-burning-hearth with C20 grate inside; and to the rear of it a newel
stair from ground to attic. No. 127 (Walnut House) has curved braces trenched
outside heavy studding (weathered where enclosed by the C17 rear wing); in the
right bay plain joists of horizontal section, jointed to the binding beam with
central tenons; in the next bay a chamfered transverse beam with lamb's tongue
stops, and a framed stair trap, blocked; a wide wood-burning hearth; and C18
ceilings above the first floor. The rear right wing has a chamfered axial beam,
unstopped, and plain joists of vertical section. Late C17 stair with flat
balusters, and rebate and hinge for child gate at top. RCHM 30.

Listing NGR: TL8618718899

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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