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Swan House, Coggeshall

Description: Swan House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 116127

OS Grid Reference: TL8514022602
OS Grid Coordinates: 585140, 222602
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8713, 0.6879

Location: Swan Yard, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1SH

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

9/95 No. 29 (Swan House)
31.10.66 (formerly listed with
Nos. 25 and 27 as one


House. Late C14, altered in C17, C19 and C20. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red plain tiles. 2-bay hall facing S, with C19 internal stack at
right end. 2-bay parlour/solar crosswing to left, with C18 stack in rear bay,
and C19/20 extension to rear. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 4 C19/20 sashes of 16
lights. First floor, one early C19 sash of 12 lights, and one C19/20 sash of
4+8 lights. C20 glazed door in right return. The crosswing stands slightly
forward of the hall, having an underbuilt jetty, and has been re-roofed in the
C19 on the opposite alignment, connecting with the roof of nos. 25 and 27 to
left (item 9/94, q.v.). The hall has display bracing trenched inside the
studding at both ends, smoke-blackened. At the right end 2 heavy bay posts (one
mainly concealed by the stack) indicate that the former crosswing to the right
was of 3 bays (formerly The Swan Inn, demolished). At the left end, peg-holes
for former 'high end' bench, original doorway into parlour blocked by C18 stack,
some studs removed to make another; cambered tiebeam chamfered with step stops,
part of one arched brace to it, the other missing. Front wallplate replaced,
rear part of hall demolished. C17 inserted floor comprising a chamfered
transverse beam with lamb's tongue stops, plain joists of vertical section. Roof
rebuilt in C19, with much re-used timber. In the crosswing most of the joists
in the front bay are original, plain and of heavy square section, jointed to the
binding beam with central tenons; all the joists of the rear bay removed,
leaving the severed tenons. Grooves for sliding shutters in the re-sited jetty
plate. Curved braces trenched outside the studding, a blocked unglazed window
in the front bay of the upper storey, and an edge-halved and bridled scarf in
the left wallplate (all visible from no. 27, item 9/94). The hearth has a
rounded back and a chamfered mantel beam with lamb's tongue stops. A moulded
beam in the rear extension is introduced, reported to be part of a renovation in
1978 by D.H. Lamprell. Formerly part of The Swan Inn, since 1731 (G.F.
Beaumont, A History of Coggeshall in Essex, 1890, 195 and 240).

Listing NGR: TL8514022602

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Source: English Heritage

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