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75 and 77, Church Street, Coggeshall

Description: 75 and 77, Church Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 116081

OS Grid Reference: TL8528622889
OS Grid Coordinates: 585286, 222889
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8738, 0.6902

Location: Church Street, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1UB

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

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Listing Text

(north-west side)

9/50 Nos. 75 and 77
31.10.66 (formerly listed as
Tudor Cottage and
Cottage adjoining)


House, now 2 houses. C15, altered in C16, extended in C17 and C20. Timber
framed, plastered with exposed framing, roofed with handmade red plain tiles.
2-bay hall facing SE, with CL7 axial stack in right bay, and service bay to
right. 2 C17 adjacent wings to rear. C20 conservatory to rear right, and C20
extension to rear left. 2 storeys. Divided through the stack, no. 75 to the
left, no. 77 to the right. Ground floor, 2 early C19 sashes of 16 lights, and 2
windows of early glazed type with external modern glazing. First floor, one
early C19 sash of 4+8 lights, one C20 casement. Crown glass in the sashes. C20
door to no. 75 in left extension, C20 door to no. 77 in main range. Widely
spaced original studs, with some later insertions, and original wallplate
exposed externally. Above it, wall raised approximately 0.90 metre, with
additional sill, jointed and pegged studding, and wallplate, all exposed. In
the left return the original widely spaced studding, girt, tiebeam and 2 rafters
are exposed, with closer studding and a collar above. Edge-halved and bridled
scarfs in original and upper wallplates. In no. 75, diamond mortices and
shutter rebate of original hall window in rear wallplate. Early C16 inserted
floor comprising chamfered axial beam and chamfered joists of horizontal section
jointed to it with unrefined soffit tenons, all with step stops, supported on
pegged clamps. Wood-burning hearth with jambs of 0.23 metre brickwork,
replacing earlier timber-framed chimney. The floor has been inserted
exceptionally early, and the raising of the walls is also exceptionally early,
with secondary jowled posts and C16 jointing. The middle tiebeam of this raised
construction is missing. In no. 77, similar hearth, and inserted floor
comprising plain joists of horizontal section arranged longitudinally on pegged
clamps. One panel in the front wall retains an early wall painting, comprising
a simple zigzag border top and bottom, with dots in the triangles, of black
paint on white; some traces of paint perceptible on the timber. The inserted
window has one moulded mullion and 2 diamond saddle bars, c.1560, interrupting
the original studs. The rear wing has a chamfered beam with lamb's tongue
stops. The roof of the front range retains some C16 lapped boarding to which
tiles were formerly attached. RCHM 6 states that the frame had been exposed
recently, i.e. c.1922.

Listing NGR: TL8528622889

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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