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Western Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Kelvedon, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8364 / 51°50'10"N

Longitude: 0.7002 / 0°42'0"E

OS Eastings: 586128

OS Northings: 218752

OS Grid: TL861187

Mapcode National: GBR QKT.XGH

Mapcode Global: VHKG8.330L

Plus Code: 9F32RPP2+G3

Entry Name: Western Cottage

Listing Date: 25 June 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123790

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116511

Location: Kelvedon, Braintree, Essex, CO5

County: Essex

District: Braintree

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 8618-8718 (south-east side)

10/203 No. 76 (Western
25.6.74 Cottage)


House. C15, altered in C16, C18 and C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade red plain tiles. 4 bays facing till, comprising 2-bay hall with stack of
c.1600 in right bay against front wall, originally storeyed service bay to
right, with C19 internal stack at end, parlour bay with late c16 inserted floor
to left. C18 1½ storey wing with end stack behind main stack, with hipped
gambrel roof of slate; C19 single-storey lean-to extension with internal stack
to left of it, roofed with slate. C19 small lean-to extension at left end,
extending round rear corner, roofed with tiles. One storey with attics. One
C20 splayed bay, one late c19 sash with marginal lights, one mid-C19 sash of 6
lights; 2 similar late c19 sashes in gabled dormers. 6-panel door with moulded
architrave and simple hood on profiled brackets. Both stacks rebuilt to reduced
section at top in C19. The hall has one curved display brace trenched into
studs at the left end, an original doorway to the parlour at the rear end of
this partition and an inserted doorway at the front end. Inserted floor
comprising one chamfered transverse beam, pegged clamp at the left end, and C20
axial beam. Wide wood-burning hearth with seat recess at left, cupboard recess
at right, angled tunnel for salt at rear, chamfered and mitred mantel beam with
later cut-out, and chamfered jambs of 0.33 brickwork. The parlour has a late
C16 pegged clamp against the right partition, otherwise mainly plastered. The
original cross-entry is still open and in use; arched doorhead over front door
removed, 2 arched doorheads to service bay partly present. Original partition
between service rooms, with one inserted doorway. Chamfered and cambered
central tiebeam of hall, with later cut-out for hearth (now blocked), severed
for doorway, with crownpost (mainly concealed) with 4-way arched braces. 2
other internal tiebeams severed for doorways; part of rear wallplate removed
where C18 extension abuts. Jowled posts. Hardwood floorboards, some
exceptionally wide. Crownpost roof complete, heavily smoke-blackened over hall.
See No. 1, The Chase, item 10/136. RCHM 20.

Listing NGR: TL8612818752

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