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A Grade II Listed Building in Kelvedon, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8329 / 51°49'58"N

Longitude: 0.6975 / 0°41'50"E

OS Eastings: 585958

OS Northings: 218366

OS Grid: TL859183

Mapcode National: GBR QL0.34M

Mapcode Global: VHKG8.16L6

Plus Code: 9F32RMMW+5X

Entry Name: Fabia

Listing Date: 25 June 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123768

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116563

Location: Kelvedon, Braintree, Essex, CO5

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Kelvedon

Built-Up Area: Kelvedon

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Kelvedon St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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TL 8418-8518 (north-east side)

9/266 Fabia


Part of house, now a house. Early C19, incorporating earlier fragment, extended
in early C20. Timber framed, plastered with facade of gault brick in Flemish
bond, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Square plan facing SW, comprising
stair hall on left and one room on right with rear stack. Early C20 extension
to rear of stack. 2 storeys. Ground floor, original bowed tripartite sash of
4-12-4 lights. First floor, 2 C20 casements in original apertures. Half-glazed
door recessed within facade, with panelled jambs and soffit. Flat arches of
gauged brick over door and both first-floor windows. Above the ground-floor bow
is a shallow bowed balcony with moulded soffit, and cast iron railing with
panels of diaper design, all original. Plain parapet with stone coping. Left
roof concealed by parapet, right roof hipped. Original stair with moulded
treads and tread-ends, stick balusters, slender cast iron newels, and wreathed
handrail. The stair rises in one half-U flight to first floor, where a gallery
with similar balustrade extends forward and across the front to a blocked door
into St. Mary's House, to the left (item 9/265, q.v.). Niche with domical head
in curved wall at head of stair. Heavy studding and girt in rear wall exposed
internally. Some weatherboarding on the rear wall is enclosed by the roof of
the early C20 extension. C20 grate in ground-floor room. Early Victorian cast
iron grate in first-floor room, with reflector splays, and acorn and
fleur-de-lys motifs in low relief, in moulded wooden surround. In right wall of
this room, CL9 folding bed with wall panel hinged to form a tester, laced canvas
bed, and built-in cupboards each side. This is a rare feature meriting special
care, probably original to the house, lined with C19 wallpaper in good

Listing NGR: TL8595818366

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