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Foundry House, Coggeshall

Description: Foundry House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 116055

OS Grid Reference: TL8497822469
OS Grid Coordinates: 584978, 222469
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8701, 0.6855

Location: Bridge Street, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1NP

Locality: Coggeshall
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO6 1NP

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Listing Text

(east side)

9/24 Nos. 15 and 17
31.10.66 (Foundry House)
(formerly listed in
Birdge Street)


House. C16, extended in C18 and C19. Timber framed, plastered and
weatherboarded with facade of painted gault brick, roofed with handmade red
plain tiles. 2 bays aligned NE-SW, jettied to NW, c.1560, and axial stack to
SW. 2 bays to SW on same alignment but jettied to SE, c.1580. C18 wing to NW
of this last, and early C19 wing to NE, with stack between, completing an
approximately square plan with entrance elevations to NW and SW. Minor
extensions to SE and NE. 2 storeys with attics. NW elevation, 2 full-height
splayed bays of sashes of 12 lights, with crown glass. One C19 casement in
dormer with segmental roof of felt. Central early C19 6-panel door, bottom
panels flush, middle panels fielded, top panels glazed, in doorcase with false
projecting keystones and moulded open pediment on scrolled brackets. Moulded
wooden parapet, extending round SW elevation. SW elevation, ground floor, 2
early C19 sashes of 16 lights; first floor, 2 early C19 sashes of 12 lights and
one C20 replica. Central 6-panel door, 4 panels flush and 2 glazed, in plain
doorcase with moulded flat canopy. Roof fully hipped. The NW and SW elevations
are plastered, much of the NE elevation faced with painted brick, the remainder
weatherboarded. Railings on a dwarf wall of red brick extend from the W corner
to Short Bridge (item 9/28, q.v.), with a cast iron coping, simple rods with
flat spearpoints, and 2 rails; central gateway with cast iron gateposts with
hooped tops and saltire bracing; gate similar to railings, with dipped top rail
and 2 opposed semi-circular rails in lower half. The earliest range has a
chamfered axial beam with step stops, plain joists of horizontal section,
rebates for the shutters of unglazed windows; the jetty has been absorbed into
the NE wing (illustrated in C.A. Hewett, Some East Anglian Prototypes for Early
Timber Houses in America, Post-Medieval Archaeology 3, 1969, 105 and 118, with
wrong grid reference). Wide wood-burning hearth with mantel beam renewed. The
extension to SE has a moulded girt and axial beam, chamfered joists of
horizontal section with short lamb's tongue stops, and an underbuilt jetty; the
jetty plate is missing. Between the 2 is an early C19 half-glazed door with 2
flush panels and 16 lights, with crown and bullseye glass. On the first floor
of the NW wing is a late C18 fireplace surround of pine and gesso in Adam style.
6-panel internal doors on first floor. Roofs rebuilt in C18 and C19. The name
derives from the foundry of Richard Kirkham, recorded in 1848 (J.S. Gardner
(ed.), Coggeshall, Essex, 1951, 32).

Listing NGR: TL8497822469

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Source: English Heritage

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