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The Reading and Coffee Rooms, Gosfield

Description: The Reading and Coffee Rooms

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114721

OS Grid Reference: TL7829829638
OS Grid Coordinates: 578298, 229638
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9367, 0.5923

Location: The Street, Gosfield, Essex CO9 1TP

Locality: Gosfield
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO9 1TP

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Listing Text

7/195 The Reading and Coffee Rooms


Reading and coffee room still used as a Village Hall. Circa 1850-1860 for
Samuel Courtauld. Red brick with gault and black brick dressings. Bargeboards,
plaster and batten decoration to porch and crosswing gables. Red plain and
ornate tiles with red and black ridge tiles and fleur-de-lis tiles over. Left
range of one storey with forward gabled porch to right. Two storey right
crosswing. 2:1 window range of 3 light casements, those to left with transoms,
black and gault segmental pointed arches. Brick rusticated quoins. Rails and
muntins to nailed porch door with ornate iron hinges. Stone plaque above door
reads "So that you may live". Another stone plaque over ground floor right
window reads "Reading and Coffee Room". C20 matching brick single storey
entrance porch to left with 6 panel double doors. This building is situated in
the village centre and forms part of the complex built for Samuel Courtauld q.v.
7/191. Included for social historical interest.

Listing NGR: TL7829829638

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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