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44, Church Street, Coggeshall

Description: 44, Church Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116096

OS Grid Reference: TL8517022724
OS Grid Coordinates: 585170, 222724
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8723, 0.6884

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)

9/65 No. 44


House. Circa 1400, altered in C16, C17 and C19. Timber framed, plastered,
roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 2-bay main range facing NW, comprising on
the left a one-bay hall (originally open from floor to roof), and on the right a
combined entrance and service bay, originally 2-storeyed. C17 stack to rear of
hall, C17 wing to rear of it, with internal stack to left, and extension beyond
of c.1967. Small lean-to extension to rear of service bay. 2 storeys. Ground
floor, one early C19 sash of 12 lights in service bay, and one C20 replica in
hall bay. First floor, 2 similar replica sashes. Mid-C19 4-panel door, the
bottom panels flush, the others moulded, in simple doorcase with moulded flat
canopy; one stone step, almost flush with pavement. The rear elevation of the
service bay has on the first floor one early C19 sash of 12 lights. Replica
sashes on the rear wing. The front and back doors are still on the line of the
original cross-entry. Mortice for missing arched doorhead in storey-post at
front. Deep rebate for former back door in storey-post at rear. To left of the
cross-entry is a spere-truss from whch the ground-floor studding has been
removed. In the front wall of the hall are 2 blocked flank windows, on either
side of the present sash, which occupies an original aperture. Each has one
ovolo mullion with moulded glazing fillets, and 2 diamond saddle bars; they were
inserted c.1620, severing original studs. Wide wood-burning hearth, divided by
a later brick wall to form a smaller hearth and storage recess. The floor in
the hall was inserted before 1565, and comprises chamfered joists of horizontal
section with step stops, arranged longitudinally and lodged at both ends on
original rails. At both ends of the hall curved display bracing is trenched
into widely-spaced studs. The hall roof has been raised approximately 1.40
metres, leaving a clear impression of the original rafters on the end walls,
weathered above and smoke-blackened below. Edge-halved and bridled scarf in
tiebeam/wallplate at left end. In the service bay plain joists of horizontal
section are jointed into the axial beam with central tenons. This beam is
chamfered, with step stops on both sides of the cross-entry, and on both ends of
the former axial partition. The studding between the service rooms, and between
them and the cross-entry, has been removed. In the wall to the right, near-
straight braces are trenched to the outside of widely-spaced studs. Jowled
posts. Over the service bay, vortices for axial braces indicate the former
existence ot a crownpost roof. The roof has been rebuilt in the C19 with a
ridge and clasped purlins, re-using some smoke-blackened rafters. In the front
left corner of the rear wing is a C19 pine corner cupboard with plain head,
complete with all doors.

Listing NGR: TL8517022724

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Source: English Heritage

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