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Walnut House

A Grade II Listed Building in Kelvedon, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8377 / 51°50'15"N

Longitude: 0.7011 / 0°42'3"E

OS Eastings: 586187

OS Northings: 218899

OS Grid: TL861188

Mapcode National: GBR QKT.Q34

Mapcode Global: VHKG8.32HL

Plus Code: 9F32RPQ2+3C

Entry Name: Walnut House

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Last Amended: 29 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366145

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116496

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 (north-west side)

10/184 Nos. 125 and 127
21.12.67 (Walnut House)
(formerly listed as
Nos. 1 and 2 Walnut
Cottages and Walnut


House, now 2 houses. C16, altered in C17 and late C18. Timber framed,
plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 3-bay main range facing NE
with stack in left bay against front wall and C19 external stack at right end,
2-bay crosswing to left extending to rear, and C19 one-bay extension beyond; C17
wing to rear of right end, with end stack, and C20 lean-to conservatory beyond,
the whole forming a half-8 plan. The house is divided through the main stack,
no. 125 comprising the left part, no. 127 (Walnut House) comprising the right
part. 2 storeys and attics. No. 125 has on each floor one C20 3-light casement
in late C18 style, a C19/20 casement in a gabled dormer, and a C19 flush door.
No. 127 (Walnut House) has on the ground floor one late C18 3-light window with
wrought iron casement, rectangular leading and moulded mullions, one similar
window with renewed mullions and glazing; and on the first floor 2 C18 windows
similar to the first; C19 4-panel door, the upper panels glazed. Moulded coving
below eaves. Gablet roof. No. 125 has in the left wallplate an edge-halved and
bridled scarf, and 3 diamond mortices and a shutter groove of a former unglazed
window; evidence of others in the front left corner and the front tiebeam; a
chamfered beam with lamb's tongue stops, and plain joists of vertical section; a
wide wood-burning-hearth with C20 grate inside; and to the rear of it a newel
stair from ground to attic. No. 127 (Walnut House) has curved braces trenched
outside heavy studding (weathered where enclosed by the C17 rear wing); in the
right bay plain joists of horizontal section, jointed to the binding beam with
central tenons; in the next bay a chamfered transverse beam with lamb's tongue
stops, and a framed stair trap, blocked; a wide wood-burning hearth; and C18
ceilings above the first floor. The rear right wing has a chamfered axial beam,
unstopped, and plain joists of vertical section. Late C17 stair with flat
balusters, and rebate and hinge for child gate at top. RCHM 30.

Listing NGR: TL8618718899

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