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Description: John Smith Antiques
Date Listed: 6 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116065
OS Grid Reference: TL8504122633
OS Grid Coordinates: 585041, 222633
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8716, 0.6865
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TL 8422-8522 COGGESHALL CHURCH STREET
9/34 No. 1 (John Smith
House, now showrooms. Late C15, altered in C19. Timber framed, plastered with
some exposed framing, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 2-bay main range
facing SE, with C19 stack at rear of left bay, C16/17 stack at rear of right
bay, and 2-bay wing to rear of it. Single-storey lean-to extensions at left end
and to rear of left bay (the latter forming a catslide), and C20 flat-roofed
extension beyond rear wing. 2 storeys. Ground floor, one late C19 tripartite
sash of 2:3:2 lights, and one late C19 sash of 4 lights. First floor, 2 C19
casements in original framed apertures. Half-glazed 4-panel door. Full-length
underbuilt jetty, the jetty plate mainly boxed in. Framing exposed on upper
storey, with curved tension braces trenched outside studding, nearly all
original. Wrought iron bracket for former inn sign. Moulded wooden eaves
cornice. One plain bracket below jetty at right end, inside. Similar curved
bracing trenched outside studs in both side walls, not exposed externally. On
both storeys the studding of internal partitions has been removed. Hearths
blocked. Complete crownpost roof with axial bracing. At the left end of the
upper storey the wattle and daub infill has been removed, exposing a post and
line of studs beyond, remaining from a building which formerly abutted to the
left, demolished to build a fire station, itself now replaced. Formerly the
Plough and Sails Inn, later the Black Boy Inn, closed in early C20, later known
as Manchester House. RCHM 20.
Listing NGR: TL8504122633
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Source: English Heritage
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