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Description: Bridge House
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 116525
OS Grid Reference: TL8646619159
OS Grid Coordinates: 586466, 219159
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8399, 0.7053
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KELVEDON HIGH STREET
TL 8619-8719 (south-east side)
8/221 No. 178 (Bridge House)
House. C18, extended and altered in C19. Red brick in Flemish bond, partly
painted, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Main range facing NW, with
internal stack at left end, and original rear wing at right side with internal
stack at the junction. C19 single-storey extension beyond, with internal stack
at the junction. C19 rear wing at left end, with internal stack at left side,
forming a half-H plan. 2 storeys, cellar and attics. 5-window range of sashes
of 2 + 4 lights with flat arches of gauged brick, and crown glass. 3 C18
casements in hipped dormers. Central 5-panel door, the top 3 panels glazed, in
doorcase with fluted pilasters, triglyph frieze-and dentilled pediment. 3 stone
steps. Symmetrical elevation. Plain brick band between storeys. Left return
painted, with one similar sash on ground floor. Abuts on no. 116 (Wyvern House)
at right (item 8/220, q.v.). The rear elevation is painted, with a mid-C19
half-glazed door, including coloured glass, in an early C19 reeded surround, and
above, one early C19 sash of 12 lights with crown glass. The left rear wing has
C19 French windows, and a hipped roof. The left side of the right rear wing has
one C19 horizontal sash of 9 + 9 lights. C18 3-flight staircase with open well
and gallery; wreathed moulded handrail, 3 turned balusters to each tread and on
gallery; carved scrolls on tread-ends; all of pine. The entrance hall has a C19
panelled dado, 3 semi-elliptical arches in lobby at left, a plaster egg-and-dart
cornice; and 3 papier maché crestings over the front and 2 internal doors, with
scrolls, strapwork and shells. All internal doors of 4 panels, except one C18
2-panel pine door to right rear wing. All folding shutters complete, on front
ground-floor and first-floor windows, and French window of left rear wing.
Boxed axial beams in front range. In right rear wing, one chamfered transverse
beam with lamb's tongue stops, and exposed plain joists of vertical section. In
left front ground-floor room Victorian cast iron grate, and plain surround of
grey and white marble. Another Victorian cast iron grate in front right room on
first floor. Large wood-burning hearth in right rear wing, blocked. Plaster
egg-and-dart cornice on first floor. Deeds from 1768 in the possession of the
owners or Essex Record Office.
Listing NGR: TL8646619159
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Source: English Heritage
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