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Spooners, Coggeshall

Description: Spooners

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 116092

OS Grid Reference: TL8513922688
OS Grid Coordinates: 585139, 222688
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8720, 0.6879

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

(south-east side)

9/61 No. 30 (Spooners)
31.10.66 (formerly listed as
No. 30 (Tudor House))


House. C14, altered in C16 and C20. Timber framed, plastered with exposed
imitation and integral framing and brick nogging at front, roofed with handmade
red plain tiles. 2-bay hall facing NW, with originally storeyed service bay to
left and originally storeyed parlour/solar bay to right. Late C16 stack to rear
of right bay of hall, and C18 stack in rear of service bay. Original or C15
wing to rear of service bay, and C20 single-storey extension beyond. C17 2-bay
wing to rear of hall, and C20 wing to right of it. 2 storeys with attics.
Ground floor, 7 C20 casements. First floor, 4 sashes of 4+8 lights. C20 door
with imitation medieval tracery. The lower storey has C20 brick nogging and
mainly C20 imitation studding, with many applied C20 carved features in the
styles of various periods. The upper storey has original and replaced studding
with wide braces trenched to the outside, and a C20 metal plaque with the date
1467. Steeply pitched roof. Jowled posts. Plain joists of horizontal section
in the 2 end bays. Original doorway from hall into parlour, with chamfered ogee
doorhead. Some original studding at service end of hall, the doorheads and
infill removed. Imitation 4-centred doorhead at rear of hall, in the position
of the original rear doorway. Late C16 inserted floor in hall, comprising
chamfered transverse beam with lamb's tongue stops, and chamfered joists of
vertical section, some being modern replacements. Wide wood-burning hearth with
jambs of 0.33 metre brickwork, re-pointed and repaired in C20, and inserted
hearth on right side. On first floor of hall, original display bracing, diamond
mortices of former hall window in rear wallplate (blocked by C16 stack),
cambered central tiebeam (braces to it missing), wood-burning hearth. Grooves
for sliding shutters in rear wallplate in both end bays. C17 ceiling with
chamfered beams with lamb's tongue stops and plain joists of vertical section,
and original floor-boards. The original roof is largely intact, heavily
smoke-blackened. Plain square central crownpost re-inforced with steel, and
wine axial braces. Over solar, one of 2 axial braces. Over service bay, one of
2 down-braces, studs between this bay and hail missing. Original combed daub at
left end of hall. The left rear wing has plain joists of horizontal section
jointed with unrefined soffit tenons; at the right side, unglazed window with
one original diamond mullion and 2 C20 replacements. At left, on the first
floor, one C18 wrought iron casement. In the other rear wing, wide wood-burning
hearth, re-pointed and repaired; chamfered binding beam with lamb's tongue stops
and plain joists of vertical section, damaged by sand-blasting. RCHM 27.

Listing NGR: TL8514022684

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Source: English Heritage

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