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Description: Creag Dhu
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 116095
OS Grid Reference: TL8516322715
OS Grid Coordinates: 585163, 222715
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8723, 0.6883
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TL 8422-8522 COGGESHALL CHURCH STREET
9/64 No. 40 (Creag Dhu)
House. C14/15, altered in C18 and C20. Timber framed, plastered with exposed
framing at front, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. One-bay hall facing NW,
and 2-bay crosswing to right incorporating the cross-passage. C18 wing to rear
of hall with stack at the junction. 2 storeys. Ground floor, one early C19
sash of 16 lights with crown glass (frame repaired), and one C20 fixed light,
replacing earlier shop window. First floor, 2 C18 3-light windows each with one
wrought iron casement, moulded mullions and transom, and rectangular leading.
C20 door made up of old planks, in C20 4-centred head. The framing of the hall
has straight braces trenched outside the studding, and a blocked large unglazed
window with diamond mortices for former mullions. Roof raised approximately
1.30 metres with inserted studding, including the re-used sill or head of an
early glazed window. The crosswing was formerly jettied to the front, cut back
flush with the ground floor in the C18, with exposed joists of horizontal
section. Below the jetty are 2 doorposts with mortices for a former arched head
and for brackets to the jetty. Some C20 brick infill at the bottom. Above the
jetty most of the original studding is present, with 2 straight braces trenched
outside (one incomplete) and one panel of wattle and daub exposed. In right
elevation of rear wing, one fixed light with diamond glazing, handmade glass and
2 saddle bars. In the hall, straight display bracing is trenched into the
studding, forming an X pattern at the left. At the right is a spere truss with
one of 2 chamfered corner-braces below the plain-chamfered girt, and similar
bracing above, all heavily smoke-blackened. Inserted floor, plastered to the
soffit, with modern beam. 4-centred doorhead at the rear end of the cross-
entry, of modern materials; it is not clear whether these cover an original
doorhead. In the parlour/solar bay, original axial beam, chamfered with step
stops, joists plastered to the soffits. Cambered tiebeam, unchamfered, the
braces to it missing. Roof rebuilt in clasped purlin form in the C17. This
house retains an exceptional amount of original structure, and is a good example
of an unusual type. At the time of the Provisional List, 1960, the front was
still plastered, with a C19 shopfront, pedimented doorcase, eaves cornice, and
the present first-floor casements. It is reported to have been stripped c.1963.
Listing NGR: TL8516322715
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