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Doucecroft School, Kelvedon

Description: Doucecroft School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 116499

OS Grid Reference: TL8628619034
OS Grid Coordinates: 586286, 219034
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8388, 0.7026

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

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Listing Text

TL 8619-8719 (north-west side)

8/187 No. 163 (Doucecroft
2.5.53 School) (formerly
listed as Dowches)


House, now special school. Late C18, with C19 and C20 extensions. Mainly red
brick in Flemish bond, rear parts timber framed and plastered, roofed with
handmade red plain tiles. Main range facing SE with 2 rear stacks. Original
service wing to rear of left end, with C19 extension beyond. C20 single-storey
extension with flat roof behind main range. Single-storey lean-to extension at
left end rebuilt 1986. 2 storeys. 5-window range of sashes of 12 lights with
gauged brick arches and 2 blind apertures on each floor; 2 of the first-floor
windows have segmental heads in segmental arches, the others flat. 6-panel door
in portico with 2 columns and 2 pilasters, fluted above mid-height. Plain band
on front elevation only. Plaster moulded cornice with bracketed corbels and
plain parapet at front, and on both returns of main range. Hipped roof.
Venetian window at rear, lighting staircase. Original stair with wreathed
handrail, slender turned balusters and scrolled tread-ends. Original folding

Listing NGR: TL8628619034

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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