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The Old School House, Kelvedon

Description: The Old School House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 116549

OS Grid Reference: TL8597818315
OS Grid Coordinates: 585978, 218315
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8325, 0.6978

Location: Maldon Road, Kelvedon, Essex CO5 9BA

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

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Listing Text

TL 8418-8518 (west side)

9/252 No. 1 (The Old School
25.6.74 House) (formerly listed
as Old Schoolmaster's


House. C15, extended in C18/19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
mainly handmade red plain tiles, with some red clay pantiles. 2 storeys and
cellar. 2 bays facing NE, with C17 external stack to left, extended to right in
C18/19 with internal stack at right end. Single-storey extension to right. C20
lean-to extension to rear of left end. Garage to left. Ground floor, one C19
splayed bay of C20 sashes below jetty, extending forwards, one C20 casement.
First floor, 3 C20 casements. Flush 6-panel door, early C19, at head of steps,
with iron handrail. The rear pitch of the right part is pantiled. 3 plain
brackets under jetty. The original part at left has a chamfered axial beam with
step stops, joists plastered to the soffits, a studded partition to the right
with an original doorway with chamfered double-ogee head, mortice for draught
screen beside it, and large peg-holes for attached bench; also an inserted
doorway with 4-centred head. This doorway originally led to the parlour of a
larger house, but this part has been demolished and replaced in the C18/19. C17
wood-burning hearth at left end, with chamfered mantel beam with lamb's tongue
stops, and some later brickwork. Jowled posts, cambered tiebeam chamfered with
plain stops, arched braces to it missing, crownpost roof with plain crownpost
(broken) and 3 axial braces. Modern rafters above the original rear rafters.
C18 ripple-pattern pargetting on right side of this partition in roof,
indicating a period when it formed the external wall. It is likely that the
house originally extended to the left also. Exceptional height at both storeys,
indicating high status. Cellar in C18/19 extension. From 1630 this house
became the schoolmaster's house of Aylett's School; part of it was reported to
be in ruinous condition in 1741, and demolished soon afterwards. (B.L. Kentish,
Kelvedon and its Antiquities, 1974, 65-6). RCHM 10.

Listing NGR: TL8597818315

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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