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Brook House, Coggeshall

Description: Brook House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 116146

OS Grid Reference: TL8516022572
OS Grid Coordinates: 585160, 222572
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8710, 0.6882

Location: 56 East Street, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1SJ

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

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Listing Text

(south side)

9/115 No. 42 (Brook House)
31.10.66 (formerly listed as
No. 42 (Brookdene))


House. Early C16, altered in C17 and C18. Timber framed, plastered, roofed
with handmade red plain tiles. A rear extension has a facade of blue bricks in
header bond, with dressings of red bricks. Main range of 4 bays facing N, with
axial stack in second bay from left end, and stack to rear of right bay. 3-bay
wing with axial stack to rear right, C17, connecting at end with C18/early C19
stable range to right. Early C19 extension in rear left angle, and to left of
it, C19 extension altered in C20 to a flat roof and balcony. 2 storeys and
cellar. Ground floor, one early C19 sash of 10+10 lights, 2 of 6+6 lights, all
with crown glass, and one blocked aperture. First floor, 3 early C19 sashes of
12 lights with crown glass, and one blocked aperture. Early C19 6-panel door,
the lower panels flush, 4 panels fielded, in reeded doorcase with paterae, and
moulded flat canopy with paterae on the soffit. Full-length jetty. Below the
jetty the plaster is rusticated; above, ashlared. Plain plaster elsewhere. The
early C18 rear extension has on the ground floor one C18 sash of 12 lights, and
2 more on the first floor, all with flat arches of gauged brick. Half-glazed
door with marginal lights. Moulded plaster eaves cornice. To front of main
range, early C19 cast iron railings, comprising 6 stanchions of cruciform
section returning to house each side of door and at each end. The main range
originally comprised a 2-bay single-storey 'hall' with service bay to the right
and parlour/solar bay to the left. It has been re-arranged in the C17 or C18 to
form a central entrance hall, the beams boxed, the partition walls no longer at
bay divisions. The left ground-floor room is wholly lined with bollection-
moulded oak panelling; the fireplace surround is similar; curved rear splays to
hearth. Large wood-burning hearth facing to right, altered. Jowled posts.
Edge-halved and bridled scarfs in wallplates. In rear upper wall, blocked
unglazed window with 3 diamond mullions; shutter grooves in wallplate. The
ceiling inserted c.1600 has chamfered axial beams with lamb's tongue and notch
stops. Complete crownpost roof with axial braces 0.03 metre wide, the collar-
purlin severed for the inserted stack. Original lime plaster with simple
incised patterns in right gable. The first-floor room of the early C18 rear
extension is wholly lined with original pine panelling, with similar doors. The
rear right wing has chamfered beams with lamb's tongue stops, and plain joists
of vertical section; large wood-burning hearth facing forwards. The rear
tiebeam has been raised 0.60 metre. C18 lead pump in original wooden case,
mechanism partly dismantled. See item 9/117. RCHM 67.

Listing NGR: TL8516022572

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Source: English Heritage

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