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Western Cottage, Kelvedon

Description: Western Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 116511

OS Grid Reference: TL8612818752
OS Grid Coordinates: 586128, 218752
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8364, 0.7002

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 (south-east side)

10/203 No. 76 (Western
25.6.74 Cottage)


House. C15, altered in C16, C18 and C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red plain tiles. 4 bays facing till, comprising 2-bay hall with stack of
c.1600 in right bay against front wall, originally storeyed service bay to
right, with C19 internal stack at end, parlour bay with late c16 inserted floor
to left. C18 1½ storey wing with end stack behind main stack, with hipped
gambrel roof of slate; C19 single-storey lean-to extension with internal stack
to left of it, roofed with slate. C19 small lean-to extension at left end,
extending round rear corner, roofed with tiles. One storey with attics. One
C20 splayed bay, one late c19 sash with marginal lights, one mid-C19 sash of 6
lights; 2 similar late c19 sashes in gabled dormers. 6-panel door with moulded
architrave and simple hood on profiled brackets. Both stacks rebuilt to reduced
section at top in C19. The hall has one curved display brace trenched into
studs at the left end, an original doorway to the parlour at the rear end of
this partition and an inserted doorway at the front end. Inserted floor
comprising one chamfered transverse beam, pegged clamp at the left end, and C20
axial beam. Wide wood-burning hearth with seat recess at left, cupboard recess
at right, angled tunnel for salt at rear, chamfered and mitred mantel beam with
later cut-out, and chamfered jambs of 0.33 brickwork. The parlour has a late
C16 pegged clamp against the right partition, otherwise mainly plastered. The
original cross-entry is still open and in use; arched doorhead over front door
removed, 2 arched doorheads to service bay partly present. Original partition
between service rooms, with one inserted doorway. Chamfered and cambered
central tiebeam of hall, with later cut-out for hearth (now blocked), severed
for doorway, with crownpost (mainly concealed) with 4-way arched braces. 2
other internal tiebeams severed for doorways; part of rear wallplate removed
where C18 extension abuts. Jowled posts. Hardwood floorboards, some
exceptionally wide. Crownpost roof complete, heavily smoke-blackened over hall.
See No. 1, The Chase, item 10/136. RCHM 20.

Listing NGR: TL8612818752

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Source: English Heritage

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