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Ruskin Shepherds Wells Cottage, Kelvedon

Description: Ruskin Shepherds Wells Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 116500

OS Grid Reference: TL8632419077
OS Grid Coordinates: 586324, 219077
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8392, 0.7032

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)

8/188 Nos. 169 (Shepherds),
25.6.74 171 (Ruskin) and 173
(Wells Cottage)


House, now 3 cottages. C15, altered in C17, C18 and C19. Timber framed,
plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 2-bay hall range facing SE
with 2 C19 stacks at rear, and lean-to extensions with slate roofs to rear.
2-bay crosswing to left, with C19 external stack to left, and C18 one-bay
extension to rear, with external stack to left, and single-storey lean-to
extension of painted brick with slate roof beyond. Early C19 parallel wing to
left, the rear part of the upper storey supported on cast iron stanchions. 2
storeys. No. 169 (Shepherds) comprises most of the left crosswing, the
extensions to rear of it, and the parallel wing to left of it. No. 171 (Ruskin)
comprises the left bay of the hall range and a little of the left crosswing.
No. 173 (Wells Cottage) comprises the right bay of the hall range. No. 169 is
jettied to the street, with an early C19 splayed bay of 16-20-16 lights below,
and an early C19 sash of 3 + 6 lights above; the wing to left has a similar sash
on the first floor, and a 6-panel door. Nos. 171 and 173 each have an early C19
sash of 12 lights on the ground floor, an early C19 sash of 3 + 6 lights on the
first floor, and a 6-panel door in an early C19 doorcase with paterae and
shallow canopy. No. 169 has at left rear one early C18 sash of 12 lights; in
the left wing an early C19 stair with turned newels, stick balusters and
oval-section handrail. The C15 crosswing has in each wallplate an edge-halved
and bridled scarf; the binding beam and cambered tiebeam are boxed in. The
crownpost roof is complete, with a square crownpost with 4-way rising braces.
On the ground floor are 2 C18 2-panel pine doors, and an early CLB half-glazed
door with one lower panel, 4 lights (2 of C18 bullseye glass) and ovolo glazing
bars, opening into the rear extension. The first floor of this extension has an
C18 barrel-back cupboard with profiled shelves and plain head, an C18 2-panel
pine door, and an C18 borrowed light with 16 leaded rectangular lights of early
glass. The interior of the hall range is mainly plastered. Ovolo-moulded
transverse beams, boxed axial beams, rebated hardwood floorboards; chamfered
axial beams with lamb's tongue stops above the first floor; clasped purlin roof.
Not enough structure is visible to indicate whether this is the medieval hall
with walls rebuilt to 2-storey height, or a comnplete rebuild of the early C17,
but the latter is more likely. The rear extension of no. 173 has an C18/early
C19 6-panel door to the rear with bullseye glass in the top 2 panels, partly
painted over. RCHM 29.

Listing NGR: TL8632419077

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Source: English Heritage

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