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26-30, High Street, Kelvedon

Description: 26-30, High Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 116510

OS Grid Reference: TL8599618524
OS Grid Coordinates: 585996, 218524
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8343, 0.6981

Location: High Street, Kelvedon, Essex CO5 9AG

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

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Listing Text

TL 8418-8518 and (south-east side)

9/202 and 10/202 Nos. 26-30 (even)
25.6.74 (formerly listed as
No. 28 (Lahana) and
Tenement adjoining No.
28 (Lahana)


House, now shop and 2 houses. C15, altered in late C16, C18, C19 and C20.
Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 2-bay hall
facing NW with late C16 stack in right bay against front wall. 3-bay crosswing
to right, extending to rear, C20 single-storey lean-to extension to rear, and
C20 stack to rear left. 3-bay crosswing to left, extending to rear, with C19
external stack to left, C17 external stack to rear, enclosed by C18/19 one-bay
extension. 2 storeys and cellar. Ground-floor, C20 double-bayed shopfront
under jetty of left crosswing with central glazed door, one C19 and 2 C20
casements. First floor, one C19 sash of 4 lights, 2 C19 casements, one C20
casement. 4-panel door with moulded flat canopy (no. 28), C20 door in right
return (no. 26). The left crosswing has plain joists of horizontal section, a
stair through the original stair trap, an early C17 wood-burning hearth with
chamfered mantel beam with lamb's tongue stop, reduced in width, jowled posts,
and complete crownpost roof with axial bracing. In the right side of the rear
bay is a window of early glazed type, now blocked, with 2 saddle bars and
mutilated original mullion. Original rebated hardwood floorboards. The hall
has a wood-burning hearth with C20 arch, and an early C16 inserted floor 2.59
metres high comprising an axial beam, bridging beams jointed into it, and
longitudinal joists supported on pegged clamps, all richly moulded with
converging stops. The central crossing is ornamented with geometrical chip
carving in the form of 4 roundels and a 6-petalled flower, a rare feature in
buildings, although found in contemporary furniture. Original rebated hardwood
floorboards. The roof of the hall has been raised approx. one metre. Part of
the right (high) end of the hall is incorporated with the right crosswing as no.
26; the transom of the unglazed window in the rear wall of the hall, a parlour
doorway 2.28 metres high with 4-centred doorhead, and beside it, an original
draught screen of V-edged vertical boards set in square grooves, a rare
survival. The right crosswing comprises 2 long and one short bays, with an
underbuilt jetty at the front, a blocked unglazed window at the rear, a cambered
tiebeam, and probably the original roof, although difficult of access.
Wood-burning hearth reduced for C20 grate. RCHM 18.

Listing NGR: TL8599618524

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Source: English Heritage

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