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Description: White House
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 116515
OS Grid Reference: TL8631519029
OS Grid Coordinates: 586315, 219029
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8388, 0.7030
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KELVEDON HIGH STREET
TL 8619-8719 (south-east side)
8/208 No. 142 (White House)
2.5.53 and 21.12.67 (formerly listed as
Dowches and occupied by
Barclays Bank, and
Wrongly shown on OS map as Bank. House. C17, extended and altered in C18 and
early C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 2
bays facing NW, with C18 axial stack at right end. C18 wing at left end,
extending to rear. C18 extensions along full length of rear, including splayed
bay at left end and stair tower in middle. Early C19 lean-to extension with
slate roof to rear of right end. C19 single-storey service wing of painted
brick with axial stack to rear right, behind no. 142 (Gages), item 8/207. 2
storeys and cellar. 2:1:2 range of sashes, mainly early C19, of 12 lights; the
2 ground-floor sashes at the left end are altered to a single lower light; the 2
first-floor sashes at the right end are C18. Early C19 6-panel door, the top 2
panels glazed, in-plaster doorcase comprising paired pilasters, moulded frieze
and shallow flat canopy. Symmetrical facade; the middle bay breaks forward.
Moulded plaster cornice with scrolled brackets and plain parapet extending round
both returns. Roof hipped at left end. The rear elevation has in the splayed
bay one C20 sash of 12 lights, one early C19 sash of 16 lights, and one blocked,
on the ground floor; on the first floor one early c19 sash of 16 lights, both
splays blocked. In the stair tower is an early C19 Venetian sash of 4-12-4
lights. Over the rear door is a late C18 sash of 12 lights. The early c19
lean-to extension has a glazed screen with panelled base and wide moulded
semi-elliptical arch, a rare feature. Early C19 half-glazed door with marginal
lights. Much crown glass in front and rear windows. Hipped rpofs on rear
extensions. Central entrance hall with panelled dado; boxed axial beam on
fluted pilasters. In right range, boxed axial beam, oak floorboards, wide
wood-burning hearth reduced for C20 grate, vaulted passage through stack. In
left ground-floor room, boxed beam from front to back. C18 3-flight stair with
open well, scrolled tread-ends, 3 slender turned balusters to each step,
wreathed moulded pine handrail, and half-rail round outside wall. The roof of
the C17 main range has been raised approx. one metre to take in the wider span
produced by the C18 rear extension, leaving the original clasped purlin trusses
in situ. Some re-used medieval-rafters from a crownpost roof, smoke-blackened.
Listing NGR: TL8631519029
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Source: English Heritage
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