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Crabb's Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Kelvedon, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8289 / 51°49'44"N

Longitude: 0.6848 / 0°41'5"E

OS Eastings: 585100

OS Northings: 217889

OS Grid: TL851178

Mapcode National: GBR QKZ.CY2

Mapcode Global: VHJJS.T9D8

Entry Name: Crabb's Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337635

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116470

Location: Kelvedon, Braintree, Essex, CO5

County: Essex

District: Braintree

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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Listing Text

(east side)

6/156 Crabb's Farmhouse


House. Circa 1500 and C16, altered in C2,0. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red plain tiles. 5 bays facing sW, comprising 3 phases of
building: (1) middle section of 2 bays, c.1500, with later stack at left end,
behind axis, (2) 2-bay extension to left, C16, joined to it, with external stack
at left end, (3) one-bay section of wider span to right, structurally separate
from middle part, with central stack. 2 storeys. 5-window range of C20
casements. C20 door in lean-to porch. The left section has a lower roof line
than the middle section. The walls of the right section have been raised
approx. one metre, forming a roof higher than that of the middle part. All 3
sections have jowled posts and heavy studding. The middle section has a
cambered central tiebeam, the arched braces to it missing, an original chamfered
axial beam with step stops in the left bay mounted on a ledged post, external
bracing, and a crownpost roof complete with 4 axial braces; the right bay of
this roof appears to be smoke-blackened, indicating that this bay was not fully
floored originally. The left section has plain stops, and a cambered central
tiebeam complete with 2 chamfered arched braces. The right bay has a studded
partition at left, in addition to the end frame of the middle section; the roof
was rebuilt in softwood following damage by lightning in 1986. The C18 N wing
mentioned by the RCHM (55) is now a separate cottage.

Listing NGR: TL8510017889

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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