Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1123803

Date first listed: 29-Jul-1988



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County: Essex

District: Braintree (District Authority)

Parish: Kelvedon

National Grid Reference: TL 84840 17216


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KELVEDON LONDON ROAD TL 81 NW (south-west side)

5/251 Hole Farmhouse

II* House. C15, extended in C19. Timber framed, roughcast rendered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 2-bay hall facing NW, with late C16 stack in right bay against rear wall; service bay to right, with C19 internal stack against rear wall; parlour/solar bay to left. C19 lean-to extension of painted brick with slate roof at left end, with internal stack at rear, and C19 gabled bread oven beyond. One storey with attics. One C19 tripartite sash of 4-12-4 lights, one early C19 sash of 16 lights, 2 small casements, and 2 C19 casements in gabled dormers. Plain boarded door with small light. At each end a collar and collar-purlin are visible through the render. Jowled posts, arched braces to cambered central tiebeam, heavy studding, much original wattle and daub infill, one panel exposed behind glass. The left bay has heavy plain joists of horizontal section, arranged longitudinally and raised, with a blocked stair trap in the front right corner. The hall has at the left end paired display braces and bench fixings; an inserted floor of c.1560 with a chamfered axial beam with stops of step form with the corners cut back, joists plastered to the soffits, supported on deep pegged clamps; a wide wood-burning hearth with chamfered mantel beam with plain stops, reduced for a C20 grate, the back cut away and the flue rebuilt above. The present wide door is in the same position as the original front door, and a window occupies the position of the original rear door. Twin plain service doorways, axial partition removed. Original crownpost roof with axial braces almost complete, soot-encrusted over hall, painted over. The original frame survives in exceptionally unaltered condition. RCHM 56.

Listing NGR: TL8484017216


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Legacy System number: 116548

Legacy System: LBS

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