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The Lawn House and Railings and Gate to Front, Kelvedon

Description: The Lawn House and Railings and Gate to Front

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 116517

OS Grid Reference: TL8633619047
OS Grid Coordinates: 586336, 219047
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8389, 0.7033

Location: Orchard Road, 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 8619-8719 (south-east side)

8/210 No. 146 (The Lawn
2.5.53 House) and railings and
gate to front (formerly
listed as Lawn House)


House. C17 and C18, altered c.1900. Timber framed, plastered, facade and part
of rear elevation of painted brick, roofed with handmade red plain tiles.
Complex plan facing NW, comprising (1) C18 3-bay single-span range with central
entrance-hall and stack to rear of left bay, (2) 2 C18 adjacent wings to rear,
(3) C17 range at right end, aligned at right angles to street, but roofed in 3
ranges parallel with street, with internal stacks in front and rear bays, (4)
infill of uncertain date to left of this range, the whole forming a rectangular
plan. 2 storeys, cellar and attics. Ground floor, 2 square bays with lean-to
roofs, one of casements and one of sashes, c.1900, one late C19 sash, and one
blind aperture at the right end. First floor, 5 early C19 sashes of 12 lights
and one early C19 tripartite sash of 4-12-4 lights, with flat arches of gauged
brick; much crown glass. Off-centre 6-panel door in doorcase with panelled
jambs, frieze and dentilled pediment. Plain brick band at first-floor height, 2
plain brick bands above first-floor windows, plain parapet. The facade steps
back slightly between blocks (.I) and (3). Hipped roof over block (1) only.
Early C19 cast iron railings on dwarf wall of gault brick along street boundary,
from spur wall at left end, curving back to meet the house at right end, with
gate, with lotus and honeysuckle terminals; height approx. one metre. Over
wicket gate to right of house, wrought iron arch of twisted square bar with
fleur-de-lys finial. The rear elevation has on the first floor 5 early C19
sashes of 12 lights with crown glass, and one C20 replica; half-glazed rear door
with moulded flat canopy on scrolled brackets. C18 2-flight staircase with open
well and gallery on 2 sides; wreathed and moulded handrail, closed string,
twist-turned balusters, all of pine. The balusters have been removed for
paint-stripping and replaced. In the left rear ground-floor room, C18/early C19
cast iron grate with vine garland, inner surrounds of green and white marble,
wooden outer surround with carved rams' heads and other ornament; ducted air
intake from cellar. Numerous C18 internal doors, mainly of 6 fielded panels on
ground floor and 2 fielded panels on first floor, and also plain battened doors.
in the C17 right wing (block 3) one oak post is exposed; 3 chamfered transverse
beams with lamb's tongue stops; wide wood-burning hearth facing to left,
converted for stove. Elsewhere ceiling beams are panelled or plastered.

Listing NGR: TL8633619047

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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