Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1123767

Date first listed: 25-Jun-1974



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County: Essex

District: Braintree (District Authority)

Parish: Kelvedon

National Grid Reference: TL 85914 18380


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KELVEDON ST. MARY'S SQUARE TL 8418-8518 (south-west side)

9/264 Top House 25.6.74


Part of house. C15, altered in C16, C18 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 3-bay hall facing NE, the left bay being the original cross-passage with gallery over. C18 stack in cross-passage, in front of axis. C19 stack at rear of right bay. C20 parallel range to rear, roofed with interlocking concrete tiles. 2 storeys. Ground floor, one early C19 sash of 10 + 10 lights with crown glass, and one C20 replica. First floor, 2 early C19 sashes of 12 lights. Central 6-panel door, the top 2 panels glazed, in early C19 reeded doorcase with moulded flat canopy. Moulded plaster cornice, plain parapet. C16 inserted floor in hall, chamfered axial beam with step stops, joists mainly replaced, now of plain vertical section. C17 inserted ceiling over first floor, with chamfered axial beam with lamb's tongue stops, joists plastered to the soffits. Roof of hall heavily smoke-blackened, originally of crownpost construction, retaining rafters and collars but crownpost and collar-purlin missing. At the left end of the hall is a spere truss, and a gallery over the cross passage with transverse plain joists of horizontal section; at the rear end, the original rear doorway with 4-centred head; in the left side, twin service doorways with chamfered 4-centred heads, blocked by the inserted stack. At the time of survey, November 1986, this item had recently been combined with Newman's, to the left (item 9/263, q.v.), and doorways made through into the crosswing which originally was part of this house. RCHM 7.

Listing NGR: TL8591418380


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Legacy System number: 116561

Legacy System: LBS

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