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Porter's Farmhouse, Kelvedon

Description: Porter's Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116536

OS Grid Reference: TL8339019270
OS Grid Coordinates: 583390, 219270
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8419, 0.6607

Location: Kelvedon, Essex CO5 9DD

Locality: Kelvedon
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO5 9DD

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Listing Text

TL 81 NW
(south side)
5/239 Porter's Farmhouse


House. Circa 1600, altered in C18 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red plain tiles. 4 bays facing SE with stack to rear of right
bay, and C20 single-storey extension beyond. C20 crosswing at left end,
extending to rear. C18/19 lean-to along rear of main range, forming a catslide
with the main roof. 2 storeys and attics. 3-window range of C19 casements.
C20 door in C20 pedimented doorcase. Built as a lobby-entrance house, but
internal stack demolished. Jowled posts. All arched braces to tiebeams
removed. Edge-halved and bridled scarf in rear wallplate. Some original wattle
and daub infill in rear wall, enclosed by lean-to extension; also some hardwood
weatherboarding, similarly enclosed. Chamfered axial beams with convex and
lamb's tongue stops. Original clasped purlin roof with straight and curved
wind-bracing. On ground floor, in second bay from right end, early C19 corner
cupboard with reeded jambs, semi-elliptical arch, and elaborately profiled
shelves. In next bay to left, early C18 pine corner cupboard with 2
single-panel doors; C18 butterfly hinges on the lower door, introduced cockshead
hinges on the upper door. 2 C18/early C19 battened doors on first-floor
landing, another in unlit attic. Most other internal doors are Victorian
4-panel. Moated site. Conveyances from 1588 onwards in Essex Record Office,
and lease and release of 1769 in the possession of the owner. Sale catalogues
of 1784 and 1913 record that the house was associated with a farm of 138 and 152
acres respectively. Part of the manor of Felix Hall. A photograph of this
house before renovation is in B.L. Kentish, Kelvedon and its Antiquities, 1974,
plate 17. RCHM 4.

Listing NGR: TL8339019270

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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