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Description: Highfields Farmhouse and Attached Cottage to North East
Date Listed: 29 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116530
OS Grid Reference: TL8679217490
OS Grid Coordinates: 586792, 217490
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8248, 0.7091
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KELVEDON HIGHFIELDS LANE
TL 81 NE (north-east side)
6/233 Highfields Farmhouse
and attached cottage
House and attached cottage. Early C18, extended and altered in early C19.
Timber framed, roughcast rendered with some exposed imitation framing; house
roofed with machine-made red plain tiles; cottage roofed with slate and similar
tiles; ancillary range to rear roofed with handmade red clay pantiles.
Single-span range facing NW with original external stack to rear of left end.
Early C19 wing to rear of right end, with an internal stack at the junction; 2
storeys. Early C19 cottage to left of main range, with rear wing at left end
and internal stack at end; one storey with attics. Single-storey ancillary
range beyond this wing. The house has on each floor 2 early C19 tripartite
sashes of 4-12-4 lights, and on the first floor a central early C19 sash of 6
lights with semi-circular head. Central 5-panel door, the upper 3 panels glazed
in early C19 moulded architrave, with early C20 gabled porch. Early C20
imitation framing on first floor. Hipped roof. The cottage has on the ground
floor one C20 metal casement, and on the upper floor one early C19 sash of 3 + 6
lights; gabled roof of low pitch; entrance at rear. The right return has on the
ground floor one early C19 sash of 16 lights and one C20 glass door, and on the
first floor 2 similar sashes. The rear elevation of the main range has on each
floor one early C18 sash of 12 lights; the upper part of the stack has been
rebuilt. The rear elevation of the rear wing has on each floor 2 early C19
sashes of 16 lights. Much crown glass in front, side and rear windows. 6-panel
door in left side of rear wing. The rear elevation of the cottage has on the
ground floor one early C19 3-light window with a wrought iron casement and
rectangular leading; and on the upper floor one C19 casement. In the house,
early C19 straight stair with hardwood handrail, turned newel and replaced stick
balusters; re-sited C17 oak panelling on left side of it, and forming a dado on
the left wall of the entrance/stair hall. At top of stair, early C19
semi-elliptical arch. On first-floor landing, early C18 large glazed screen for
borrowed light, with ovolo-moulded glazing bars and much crown glass, a rare
feature. C20 grates. The cottage has re-sited C17 oak panelling on the right
and rear walls of the ground-floor room, and similar panelling beside the stair.
C20 grate in early C19 moulded fire surround. RCHM 59.
Listing NGR: TL8679217490
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Source: English Heritage
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