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Fabia, Kelvedon

Description: Fabia

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 116563

OS Grid Reference: TL8595818366
OS Grid Coordinates: 585958, 218366
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8329, 0.6975

Location: Maldon Road, Kelvedon, Essex CO5 9AN

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

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Listing Text

TL 8418-8518 (north-east side)

9/266 Fabia


Part of house, now a house. Early C19, incorporating earlier fragment, extended
in early C20. Timber framed, plastered with facade of gault brick in Flemish
bond, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Square plan facing SW, comprising
stair hall on left and one room on right with rear stack. Early C20 extension
to rear of stack. 2 storeys. Ground floor, original bowed tripartite sash of
4-12-4 lights. First floor, 2 C20 casements in original apertures. Half-glazed
door recessed within facade, with panelled jambs and soffit. Flat arches of
gauged brick over door and both first-floor windows. Above the ground-floor bow
is a shallow bowed balcony with moulded soffit, and cast iron railing with
panels of diaper design, all original. Plain parapet with stone coping. Left
roof concealed by parapet, right roof hipped. Original stair with moulded
treads and tread-ends, stick balusters, slender cast iron newels, and wreathed
handrail. The stair rises in one half-U flight to first floor, where a gallery
with similar balustrade extends forward and across the front to a blocked door
into St. Mary's House, to the left (item 9/265, q.v.). Niche with domical head
in curved wall at head of stair. Heavy studding and girt in rear wall exposed
internally. Some weatherboarding on the rear wall is enclosed by the roof of
the early C20 extension. C20 grate in ground-floor room. Early Victorian cast
iron grate in first-floor room, with reflector splays, and acorn and
fleur-de-lys motifs in low relief, in moulded wooden surround. In right wall of
this room, CL9 folding bed with wall panel hinged to form a tester, laced canvas
bed, and built-in cupboards each side. This is a rare feature meriting special
care, probably original to the house, lined with C19 wallpaper in good

Listing NGR: TL8595818366

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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