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Little Greys, Kelvedon

Description: Little Greys

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 116551

OS Grid Reference: TL8602718241
OS Grid Coordinates: 586027, 218241
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8318, 0.6984

Location: Maldon Road, Kelvedon, Essex CO5 9BD

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

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Listing Text

TL 8618-8718 (west side)

10/254 Little Greys


House. Early C17 and early C19, altered in early C20. Timber framed,
plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Complex plan comprising (1)
early C17 range aligned NW-SE with central stack, (2) large early C19 extension
to SW, completing an irregular half-H plan facing SE, with stacks in the left
and rear walls of the left range, (3) early C19 service wing to left, with end
stack, (4) C20 single-storey brick extension beyond. Mainly 2 storeys with
cellar, service wing of one storey with attic. Scattered fenestration,
including one early C19 sash of 12 lights over door. Early C19 half-glazed door
with 9 lights, in contemporary reeded doorcase, within early C20 gabled porch
with half-glazed outer door. Fretted bargeboards on both gables. The right
return, facing Maldon Road, has 2 early C19 sashes of 12 lights, one early C20
casement, all with C20 external hinged shutters, and 3 C20 casements in gabled
dormers with fretted bargeboards. The left return has one similar sash on the
first floor. The rear elevation has a similar sash on the first floor, and
incised in the rear stack, 18 JD 14, for John Docwra. Crown glass in the early
C19 windows. Grouped diagonal shafts on original and left stack. Early C19
stair with scrolled tread-ends, stick balusters, wreathed handrail, and similar
gallery. Wagon ceilings over stair hall and first-floor rooms of early C19
extension. In right front ground-floor room, wide wood-burning hearth reduced
for C20 grate, and hardwood floorboards. Rear ground-floor room re-styled in
early C20, with later lowered ceiling. In left front ground-floor room, early
C19 cast iron ducknest grate with 2 figures in oval medallions, ribbon garlands,
and reflector splays, in contemporary wooden surround with 2 slender fluted
columns with Composite capitals, a rare feature of high quality meriting special
care. Many plain battened internal doors, early CL9 or earlier. Hardwood
floorboards in attic of service wing. This house was described as Grey's
Cottage in a sale catalogue of c.1910, and in the provisional list of 1960.

Listing NGR: TL8602718241

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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