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COUNTY LIBRARY AND LOCAL HISTORY MUSEUM

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: COUNTY LIBRARY AND LOCAL HISTORY MUSEUM

List entry Number: 1123804

Location

COUNTY LIBRARY AND LOCAL HISTORY MUSEUM, MALDON 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: 25-Jun-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 29-Jul-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 116550

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

KELVEDON MALDON ROAD TL 8418-8518 (west side)

9/253 County Library and 25.6.74 Local History Museum (formerly listed as the School)

GV II

School, now library and museum. C18, altered and extended in c19. Red brick in English bond, extended in Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Rectangular plan facing SE with axial stack at right end. Late C19 extension to right. C20 single-storey extensions at both ends; those at the left end are weatherboarded and roofed with red clay pantiles. Late C19 gabled porch in Gothic Revival style to front. One storey. 2 late C19 windows in Gothic Revival style, each of 4 lights with 4-centred heads in a segmental arch, and 3 casements in right extension. C19 Gothic Revival door. The original build has a double-chamfered plinth. In left end, blocked high window, killers, and vent in gable. Butt-purlin roof in 4 bays, ceiled in 4 cants, the principals ovolo-moulded with lamb's tongue stops, 2 chamfered tiebeams with lamb's tongue stops, plain purlins. In the middle of the rear wall the date 1743 in a cartouche in high relief. The porch is shown in the First Edition 25" O.S. map of 1875; the right extension is not shown until the Second Edition of 1895. (B.L. Kentish, Kelvedon and its Antiquities, 1974, 65-6). RCHM 11.

Listing NGR: TL8598018286

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Kentish, BL , Kelvedon and its Antiquities, (1974)

National Grid Reference: TL 85980 18286

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