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Little Greys

A Grade II Listed Building in Kelvedon, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8318 / 51°49'54"N

Longitude: 0.6984 / 0°41'54"E

OS Eastings: 586027

OS Northings: 218241

OS Grid: TL860182

Mapcode National: GBR QL0.3DP

Mapcode Global: VHKG8.2722

Entry Name: Little Greys

Listing Date: 25 June 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171089

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116551

Location: Kelvedon, Braintree, Essex, CO5

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Kelvedon

Built-Up Area: Kelvedon

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Kelvedon St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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