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Pound Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Kelvedon, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8521 / 51°51'7"N

Longitude: 0.6948 / 0°41'41"E

OS Eastings: 585696

OS Northings: 220490

OS Grid: TL856204

Mapcode National: GBR QKM.VXR

Mapcode Global: VHKG2.0Q51

Plus Code: 9F32VM2V+RW

Entry Name: Pound Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 October 1981

Last Amended: 29 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123812

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116464

Location: Kelvedon, Braintree, Essex, CO5

County: Essex

Civil Parish: 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 82 SE (west side)

3/151 Pound Farmhouse
16.10.81 (formerly listed as
Pound Farm Cottages,
Nos. 1, 2 and 3)

- II

Wrongly shown on OS map as Pound Farm Cottages. House. Circa 1590, extended in
C17, C18 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain
tiles. 4 bays facing SE, with external stack at left end and axial stack in
second bay from right end, forming a lobby-entrance. C17 wing behind internal
stack, and C18 closet extension in rear right angle. C20 extension to right of
main range, forming a symmetrical elevation. 2 storeys (with attics originally,
now disused). 4-window range of C20 casements. C20 door at front of C20 gabled
porch. Jowled posts, straight and arched bracing trenched inside studding. The
right ground-floor room has a wood-burning hearth with chamfered jambs and
depressed arch, stripped to the brick and repaired; a chamfered axial beam
scarfed in 2 places (early at the left end, with lamb's tongue stops and
forelocks, modern at the right end); plain joists of vertical section. The
middle ground-floor room has a wide wood-burning hearth of 0.33 metre brickwork
with replaced mantel beam and original seat recess to right; chamfered axial
beam with lamb's tongue stops and plain joists of vertical section; at front,
one complete original window of early glazed type with ovolo-moulded jambs and
mullion, and mortices for 2 diamond saddle bars, and another similar window of
which the mullion is missing, both blocked externally. The left ground floor
room has a wide wood-burning hearth of 0.33 metre brickwork with blocked
aperture for former bread oven, and a chamfered axial beam with step stops at
one end, probably re-used. The right first-floor room has in the front wall 2
original windows,each with moulded jambs and mullion; unlike those on the
ground floor, these are of ovolo section with concave glazing fillets; both are
blocked externally. In the same room, hearth with chamfered jambs and 4-centred
arch, retaining original plaster. The middle first-floor room has a
wood-burning hearth with 0.23 metre jambs; the rear of the stack is repaired.
The left first-floor room has in the rear wall a complete unglazed window with 2
diamond mullions. Clasped purlin roof with shallow arched wind-bracing;
unglazed window with mortices for one diamond mullion in right gable, blocked
externally; some original wattle and daub in internal wall. It is likely that
originally there were 2 oriel windows on each floor, each with a small window to
each side, but only 4 of the small windows have survived, with residual evidence
of the sills of the oriels. Face-halved and bladed scarfs in wallplates. The
rear wing has primary straight bracing with substantial studding; the closet
extension has thin primary bracing and studding. This house has undergone
substantial repair and renovation in the period 1982-6.

Listing NGR: TL8569620490

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