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Cooperative Stores, Coggeshall

Description: Cooperative Stores

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 116074

OS Grid Reference: TL8515222737
OS Grid Coordinates: 585152, 222737
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8725, 0.6881

Location: Church Street, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1TX

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

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Listing Text

(north-west side)

9/43 Nos. 37 and 39
2.5.53 (Co-operative Stores)
(formerly listed as
London House)


House, now shop. Circa 1600 and 1700, altered in C19 and C20. Timber framed,
plastered, with facade of painted brick in Flemish bond, roofed with handmade
red plain tiles. Main range facing SE, c.1700, with 2 rear stacks and
contemporary stair tower to rear of middle. Adjacent wing to rear left, c.1600,
projecting to left of main range, with end stack. Wing to right of stair tower
and adjacent to it, of uncertain date. Single-storey extension with slate roof
to left of main range, c.1900. Complex series of C19 and C20 extensions to
rear, not of architectural or historic interest. 2 storeys and attics, the
upper storey being unusually high. Double shopfront of c.1900 with central
half-glazed door and moulded fascia on 4 scrolled brackets. First floor, 5
original sashes of 9+9 lights with flat arches of gauged brick and much crown
glass. Carved modillions. The left extension has 2 shop windows and a half-
glazed door, 6 plaster pilasters with elaborately ornamented capitals, and a
moulded fascia returning to the left. The left return of the left rear wing has
on the first floor a window of 48 small panes mainly of handmade glass, and a
moulded wooden eaves cornice. In the rear elevation of the stair tower is a
transomed 2-light window with some leaded handmade glass, mainly modern sheet
glass. In the rear elevation of the right rear wing is an C18/early C19 sash of
12 lights on the first floor, and another on the attic floor. The open well
stair from the first floor to the attic is original, c.1700, with twist-turned
balusters, square newels and moulded close strings. The room which occupies the
whole first floor of the main range is fully lined with original bolection-
moulded pine panelling; the 2 blocked fireplaces have bolection-moulded
architraves; moulded dado rail and cornice. Above the upper storey of the left
rear wing is a chamfered axial oak beam with lamb's tongue and notch stops; the
remainder of the structure is concealed. Loose in the attic are 2 C18 wrought
iron casements with original leaded glass, and a panel of leaded handmade glass
made to fit the irregular shape of a window in the right return, meriting
special care. A Mechanics' Institute was founded here by John Birkbeck in 1800
(J.S. Gardner (ed.), Coggeshall, Essex, 1951, 35). RCHM 15.

Listing NGR: TL8514522738

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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