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Heigaines, Kelvedon

Description: Heigaines

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116503

OS Grid Reference: TL8637019107
OS Grid Coordinates: 586370, 219107
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8395, 0.7039

Location: 150-170 High Street, Kelvedon CO5 9JD

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

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Listing Text

TL 8618-8718 (north-west side)

8/192 No. 195 (Heigaines)


House. C16 or earlier, extended in C19, much altered in C20. Timber framed,
plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Main range facing SE, with C19
axial stack near left end. 2 adjacent C19 wings to rear, with truncated C19
external stack to left, and C20 external stack at end of right wing. One storey
with attics. 2 C20 casements, and 3 more in gabled dormers. C20 door with
side-lights. Half-hipped gambrel roof on main range, gablet hip on left rear
wing, full hip on right rear wing. All rear windows are C20 casements.
Chamfered axial beam supported in internal stack at left end, with lamb's tongue
stops and introduced post at right end. Joists of horizontal section with step
stops jointed to beam with soffit tenons with diminished haunches. As the wall
framing is concealed by plaster it is not clear whether this is an inserted
floor of c.1570 in an earlier building, or part of the original construction.
The axial stack originally had coal-burning hearths to left and right; right
hearth now blocked, converted to a recess facing to left. Plain joists of
vertical section in left bay. Roof rebuilt as a gambrel in C18/19. The rear
wings have thin studding and primary straight bracing. Plain joists of vertical
section in left rear wing, much disturbed by C20 alterations. Documentary
evidence from 1581 (B.L. Kentish, Kelvedon and its Antiquities, 1974, 72, A.A.
Dibben, Title Deeds, 1971, 26).

Listing NGR: TL8637019107

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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