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Date Listed: 25 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 116560
OS Grid Reference: TL8592018374
OS Grid Coordinates: 585920, 218374
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8330, 0.6969
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KELVEDON ST. MARY'S SQUARE
TL 8418-8518 (south-west side)
Parts of 2 houses, combined. C15, altered in early C17, C18 and C20. Timber
framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. At left, 2-bay hall
with C18/19 stack in right bay in front of axis, and parlour/solar bay to right
(service bay demolished). To right, 3-bay crosswing extending to rear, formerly
part of another hall house to right, now Top House (item 9/259, q,v.). To rear
of left house, C20 2-storey extension with flat roof, and to left of it, small
C19 single-storey lean-to extension with slate roof. C20 single-storey
extension to rear, in angle to left of crosswing, with hipped tiled roof. 2
storeys. 5-window range of C20 sashes in C18 style. Central 6-panel door with
plain overlight in panelled doorcase with flat canopy on paired brackets. At
left end, C20 gate to recessed door. Plain parapet. The hall of the left house
has at the right end curved display bracing and a blocked parlour doorway with
mortice for former draught screen. Early C17 inserted floor comprising
widely-spaced longitudinal joists of vertical section, chamfered with lamb
tongue stops. C20 grate. Cambered central tiebeam, cross-quadrate crownpost
with 3 of 4 rising braces in situ, and at the left end, 2 curved down-braces
from crown stud and one axial brace, all heavily smoke-blackened. Walls raised
approx. one metre. The parlour bay has the original floor of plain joists of
horizontal section, with alterations. To the right is an area of disturbed
framing, possibly originally a passage between the 2 houses, and the service
crosswing formerly associated with the other house. Chamfered binding beam
morticed for a former partition between the service rooms; plain joists of
horizontal section. Crownpost roof with axial bracing, complete. At the right
side are twin service doorways, blocked by a stack beyond, of which the lower
halves have been cut off for the fireplace. At the time of survey, November
1986, this house had recently been combined with Top House, to the right, item
9/264 RCHM 7.
Listing NGR: TL8592018374
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