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TOP HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: TOP HOUSE

List entry Number: 1123767

Location

TOP HOUSE, ST MARYS SQUARE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kelvedon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 25-Jun-1974

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 116561

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

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

9/264 Top House 25.6.74

GV II

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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National Grid Reference: TL 85914 18380

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