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Conservative Club, Coggeshall

Description: Conservative Club

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 116093

OS Grid Reference: TL8515222687
OS Grid Coordinates: 585152, 222687
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8720, 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

(south-east side)

9/62 No. 32/32A
31.10.66 (Conservative Club)


House and brewery, now club and offices. Late C17, altered in late C19. Timber
framed, plastered, weatherboarded, red and yellow brick, roofed with concrete
tiles, handmade red plain tiles and slates. Main range facing NW with internal
stack at each end, 3 storeys and cellar, and full-length catslide to rear, late
C17. External stack to rear left enclosed by late C19 single- storey polygonal
extension of red and yellow brick with slate roof. Long range of 2-storey
industrial buildings to rear right, weatherboarded with handmade tiles with C20
single-storey extensions and C19 external stack to left, and garage at end,
roofed with corrugated asbestos. To left of main range, vehicle way through
with room over. The main range has been extensively altered in the late C19 in
the style of the late C17. Ground floor, 2 splayed bays of casements. First
floor, 3 splayed oriels of casements. Second floor, 3 casements. Full-length
jetties at first and second storeys with billet-moulded bressumers and carved
brackets. The ground floor is faced mainly with red brick in Flemish bond, some
exposed imitation framing and C19 brick nogging; plastered above. Central
recessed 9-panel door with sidelights, 7 small round overlights, 2 carved
brackets aligned with bressumer. Roofed with concrete tiles. 2 carved brackets
in vehicle way, and C19 casement over. The RCHM described the carved bressumers
and brackets as original, but Coggeshall was a centre of the wood-carving trade
in the late C19, and most of this appears to be C19 work, possibly a copy of the
original. Yellow brick in Flemish bond on both sides of vehicle way. The room
over the vehicle way is fully plastered, but from no. 36 (item 9/63, q.v.) C14
structure is visible, the oldest part of the property. In the main range the
chamfered transverse beams above ground and first floor are original. The
chamfered axial beam over the entrance hall, and brackets to it, are C19; the
chamfered axial beam over the first floor is original where exposed. Most of
the timber frame is concealed by modern finishes. The tiebeams are unchamfered
but handsawn. Late C19 stair from ground floor to attic, with carved newels,
pierced balusters and turned pendants. On the upper storey of the left
elevation of the rear wing is an C18/early C19 horizontal sash of 15+15 lights,
with much handmade glass. The brewery was formerly that of John Beard (J.S.
Gardner (ed.), Coggeshall, Essex, 1951, 35). RCHM 18.

Listing NGR: TL8515222687

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Source: English Heritage

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