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County Library and Local History Museum, Kelvedon

Description: County Library and Local History Museum

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 116550

OS Grid Reference: TL8598018286
OS Grid Coordinates: 585980, 218286
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8322, 0.6978

Location: Maldon Road, Kelvedon, Essex CO5 9BE

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

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Listing Text

TL 8418-8518 (west side)

9/253 County Library and
25.6.74 Local History Museum
(formerly listed as the


School, now library and museum. C18, altered and extended in c19. Red brick in
English bond, extended in Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red plain tiles.
Rectangular plan facing SE with axial stack at right end. Late C19 extension to
right. C20 single-storey extensions at both ends; those at the left end are
weatherboarded and roofed with red clay pantiles. Late C19 gabled porch in
Gothic Revival style to front. One storey. 2 late C19 windows in Gothic
Revival style, each of 4 lights with 4-centred heads in a segmental arch, and 3
casements in right extension. C19 Gothic Revival door. The original build has
a double-chamfered plinth. In left end, blocked high window, killers, and vent
in gable. Butt-purlin roof in 4 bays, ceiled in 4 cants, the principals
ovolo-moulded with lamb's tongue stops, 2 chamfered tiebeams with lamb's tongue
stops, plain purlins. In the middle of the rear wall the date 1743 in a
cartouche in high relief. The porch is shown in the First Edition 25" O.S. map
of 1875; the right extension is not shown until the Second Edition of 1895.
(B.L. Kentish, Kelvedon and its Antiquities, 1974, 65-6). RCHM 11.

Listing NGR: TL8598018286

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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