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Wyvern House, Kelvedon

Description: Wyvern House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 116524

OS Grid Reference: TL8645919155
OS Grid Coordinates: 586459, 219155
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8399, 0.7052

Location: High Street, 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)

8/220 No. 176 (Wyvern House)


House. Early C17, extended in later C17 and early C19. Original building and
C17 extension timber framed and plastered, C19 extension of painted brick,
roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 5-bay range aligned NW-SE (at right
angles to street) with axial stack near front and internal stack against right
wall near rear. Late C17 one-bay extension beyond with C20 single-storey
lean-to extension to right of it. Early C19 extension with central stack
beyond, and single-storey lean-to with corrugated iron roof at end. 2 storeys
and attic. NW elevation (to street), ground floor, one late C19 splayed bay of
sashes of 2-4-2 lights; first floor, 2 early C19 sashes of 12 lights; roof
hipped. Right return, scattered fenestration, mainly C20 casements; C20 door in
early C19 reeded doorcase with shallow moulded canopy. The early C19 extension
has a blocked coach door with segmental arch of gauged brick, a dentilled eaves
course, and a parapet gable to the rear. Posts ledged for chamfered binding
beams with plain and lamb's tongue stops. C20 bolted knees below NW binding
beam. Open well stair from ground to attic with square posts, wide moulded
handrail, moulded and pulvinated string, and turned balusters, c.1700. 2 C18
borrowed lights on stair with diamond leading. On first floor, one early C18
fielded 2-panel pine door to front room, and 4 simple 2-panel doors elsewhere.
Early C19 stair to rear, with oval-section hardwood rail with double curvature
at top, and plain stick balusters. Clasped purlin roof with some panels of
wattle and daub infill, and gables to the NE. Abuts on no. 178 (Bridge House),
item 8/221, to left.

Listing NGR: TL8645919155

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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