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Doucecroft School

A Grade II Listed Building in Kelvedon, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8388 / 51°50'19"N

Longitude: 0.7026 / 0°42'9"E

OS Eastings: 586286

OS Northings: 219034

OS Grid: TL862190

Mapcode National: GBR QKT.QFP

Mapcode Global: VHKG8.419P

Plus Code: 9F32RPQ3+G2

Entry Name: Doucecroft School

Listing Date: 2 May 1953

Last Amended: 29 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123824

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116499

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 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

Listing NGR: TL8628619034

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