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Numbers 180a, B and C, and Wing to East in Swan Street, Kelvedon

Description: Numbers 180a, B and C, and Wing to East in Swan Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 116526

OS Grid Reference: TL8648519173
OS Grid Coordinates: 586485, 219173
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8400, 0.7056

Location: Swan 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)
8/222 Nos. 180A, B and C, and
2.5.53 wing to east in Swan
Street (formerly
listed as Premises on
corner of High Street
and Swan Street)


House, now 2 shops, house and store. Late C14/early C15, altered in C16, C17
and C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed mainly with handmade red plain tiles,
some interlocking concrete tiles. 2-bay hall facing NW, with 2-bay
parlour/solar crosswing to right, and mid-C16 axial stack at the junction.
2-bay service crosswing to left, with one-bay extension to rear. C15 triangular
wing to left of this crosswing, facing Swan Street. C17 single-storey range of
3 bays extending to left along Swan Street, with axial stack and C20 stack
behind axis. Small C20 flat-roofed single-storey extension to rear of hall. 2
storeys. (The right crosswing is no. 180A, the hall range is no. 180B, the left
crosswing and triangular wing comprise no. 180C. The single-storey range along
Swan Street is currently a Video Club. No. 180A (Jonathans, estate agents) has
a late C19 shopfront of 4 lights with 4-centred heads with foliate and floriate
carving in the spandrels, late C19 half-glazed panelled door, and canopy over
both on scrolled and carved brackets; first floor, one late c19 transomed
4-light casement with canopy on scrolled brackets. No. 180B (house) has a
C19/20 transomed 5-light window, and a C20 door in a larger late c19 aperture
with 4-centred head and carved spandrels, and a canopy over both on scrolled and
carved brackets; first floor, one C19/20 transomed 4-light casement with small
gable over. Truncated concertina stack. No. 180C (shop, Special Occasion) has
on the High Street elevation a shop window similar to that of no. 180A, but of 3
lights, and a half-glazed door, without canopy; on the first floor a window
similar to that of no. 180A; and on the Swan Street elevation one window on each
floor similar to the first-floor window of no. 180A; 2 panelled doors each with
2 V-headed lights:and canopy on scrolled and carved brackets; C19 moulded
bressumer and band at first-floor window height. The single-storey wing has 3
late C19 casements of 3, 3 and 4 lights respectively, each with a canopy on
scrolled and carved brackets, a C19 half-glazed door, and a vehicle access
through the left and. 3 gables on the High Street elevation and one on the Swan
Street elevation have C19 fretted bargeboards, the larger 3 with scrolled
brackets and pendants. The rear elevation of the Swan Street range has one
early C19 sash of 16 lights, and one C18 window with rectangular leading,
including a wrought iron casement with original spring latch and tulip handle;
the rear pitch only is roofed with interlocking tiles. The right crosswing (no.
180A) has some studding exposed internally, with curved bracing trenched to the
outside, a double-ogee moulded binding beam with convergent stops, and a wide
wood-burning hearth with chamfered jambs and chamfered mantel beam with step
stops. The binding beam and the brickwork of the hearth have been mistreated by
sand-blasting. All the main timbers - jowled posts, wallplates and tiebeams -
are hollow-chamfered. One C17/18 moulded 3-plank door to first-floor closet.
Crownpost roof, formerly with axial bracing, crownpost missing, with splayed and
undersquinted scarf in collar-purlin; one replacement tiebeam. The front of the
hall roof has been raised, leaving the original roof structure in situ;
cross-quadrate crownpost with 4-way rising braces, heavily smoke-blackened.
Access to the main part of no. 180B not obtained at time of survey, November
1986. The left crosswing (part of no. 180C) has a binding beam morticed and
grooved for a former service partition supported on a brick pier at the right
end, and plain joists of horizontal section jointed to it with unrefined soffit
tenons; blocked stair trap at rear right corner; formerly jettied, but
underbuilt and jetty plate removed; exposed studs and original sill in left
wall; crownpost roof, formerly with axial bracing; hipped at rear end of roof.
The triangular wing is jettied to the Swan Street elevation, underbuilt, with
diamond mortices and shutter groove in the jetty plate; chamfered beam, and
plain joists of horizontal section jointed to it with housed soffits; crownpost
roof, formerly with axial bracing. The single-storey range along Swan Street
has one cambered tiebeam, apparently re-used, large wood-burning hearth rebuilt
in C20, and a clasped purlin roof. RCHM 26.

Listing NGR: TL8648519173

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Source: English Heritage

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