This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


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.


List entry Number: 1123824



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: 02-May-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 29-Jul-1988

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 116499

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


KELVEDON HIGH STREET TL 8619-8719 (north-west side)

8/187 No. 163 (Doucecroft 2.5.53 School) (formerly listed as Dowches)


House, now special school. Late C18, with C19 and C20 extensions. Mainly red brick in Flemish bond, rear parts timber framed and plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Main range facing SE with 2 rear stacks. Original service wing to rear of left end, with C19 extension beyond. C20 single-storey extension with flat roof behind main range. Single-storey lean-to extension at left end rebuilt 1986. 2 storeys. 5-window range of sashes of 12 lights with gauged brick arches and 2 blind apertures on each floor; 2 of the first-floor windows have segmental heads in segmental arches, the others flat. 6-panel door in portico with 2 columns and 2 pilasters, fluted above mid-height. Plain band on front elevation only. Plaster moulded cornice with bracketed corbels and plain parapet at front, and on both returns of main range. Hipped roof. Venetian window at rear, lighting staircase. Original stair with wreathed handrail, slender turned balusters and scrolled tread-ends. Original folding shutters.

Listing NGR: TL8628619034

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: TL 86286 19034


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1123824 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 21-Aug-2018 at 11:10:05.

End of official listing