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County Library and Local History Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Kelvedon, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8322 / 51°49'55"N

Longitude: 0.6978 / 0°41'51"E

OS Eastings: 585980

OS Northings: 218286

OS Grid: TL859182

Mapcode National: GBR QL0.372

Mapcode Global: VHKG8.16RR

Plus Code: 9F32RMJX+V4

Entry Name: County Library and Local History Museum

Listing Date: 25 June 1974

Last Amended: 29 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123804

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116550

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 8418-8518 (west side)

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


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

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