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FELIX HALL

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: FELIX HALL

List entry Number: 1123797

Location

FELIX HALL, HOLLOW ROAD

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: 10-Apr-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 116532

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

KELVEDON HOLLOW ROAD TL 81 NW (north side)

5/235 Felix Hall 10.4.87

GV II

Mansion. C18, reduced in size in 1939, severely damaged by fire in 1940. Red brick in Flemish bond, formerly stuccoed, now mainly exposed, unroofed. Rectangular range facing SE. 2 storeys and basement. SE elevation, 2:3:2 window range of open apertures. Large tetrastyle Ionic portico and 10 stone steps. Open entrance with 2 engaged columns and 2 pilasters, entablature and pediment. Above it, 3 window apertures divided by engaged Ionic columns, and 2 pilasters. NW (garden) elevation, ground floor, 3 sashes of 6 lights and 2 blocked apertures. First floor, 2:5:2 window range of open apertures; the middle window has stone jambs and semi-circular head. Blocked central doorway with stone doorcase and shallow canopy. 2 engaged giant columns, 2 giant pilasters, and pediment with blank panel. 6 plain stone steps and 2 semi-circular stone steps with moulded lips. One blocked basement window aperture to each side of steps. Walls extend to left and right, representing the basement storey of the wings demolished in 1939, each with 2 blocked window apertures and a plain stone band. Part of the ground floor and basement at the NE end are occupied as a house, with a flat roof. Built c.1715 for Sir Anthony Abdy, enlarged c.1750 for Charles Callis Western. Wings demolished in 1939 by Geoffrey Houghton Brown (B.L. Kentish, Kelvedon and its Antiquities, 1974, 28-30; Plate 1 is a photograph taken in 1865 from the E). Other photographs taken c.1865 from the E and NW are reproduced in Simon Houfe, 'A Household Preserved', Country Life, 27 May 1976, 1430. An engraving of the house from the E in 1832 is reproduced in Virtue's Picturesque Beauties of Great Britain, 1833, 56.

Listing NGR: TL8465519483

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Kentish, BL , Kelvedon and its Antiquities, (1974), 28-30
Virtue, , Picturesque Beauties of Great Britain, (1833), 56
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1976), 1430

National Grid Reference: TL 84655 19483

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