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Gambrel House Gambrel West, Coggeshall

Description: Gambrel House Gambrel West

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116148

OS Grid Reference: TL8517522578
OS Grid Coordinates: 585175, 222578
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8710, 0.6884

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

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Listing Text

(south side)

9/117 No. 44 (Gambrel West)
and no. 46 (Gambrel


House, now 2 houses. Mid-C19, with C16 rear wing, and other residual features
incorporated. Main range of painted brick, roofed with slate; rear wings
timber framed and plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Main range
facing N, with axial stack at right end and one rear stack, and crosswing at
left end with 2 internal stacks at left, mid-C19. Wing to rear right of
uncertain date, with internal stack, and further 2-bay wing beyond, C16, with
C20 external stack to left. Crosswing of 2 storeys with attics, main range of 2
storeys with cellar, rear wings of 2 storeys. All front ground-floor windows
are late C19 sashes. First floor, 3 mid-C19 tripartite sashes of 4-12-4 lights
in segmental arches. In attic of crosswing, one mid-C19 sash of 8 lights with
semi-circular head in gabled half-dormer. 2 half-glazed 5-panel doors with
plain overlights. Moulded band at first-floor level. Dentilled eaves cornice.
In the left elevation of the rear wing, on the first floor, are 2 C18/early C19
sashes of 12 lights. The rear 2 bays of the rear wing have a chamfered binding
beam, and chamfered joists of horizontal section, all with plain stops, jointed
to it with soffit tenons with diminished haunches. Underbuilt jetty at rear
end. 3 diamond mortices of an unglazed window (blocked) in right wallplate.
Hipped roof. Little of the original structure is visible in the front part of
the rear wing, except 2 chamfered beams. 2 C18/early C19 borrowed lights each
of 6 lights, with crown glass, in ground floor. Wood-burning hearth facing
forward, rebuilt in C20. In the cellar of the main range an early C19 moulded
beam and a complete series of similarly moulded joists have been re-used to form
the ground floor. In the right side of the main range, to rear of centre, a C15
spere truss is incorporated in the party wall, with one of 2 arched corner
braces. This evidently relates to a hall which was on the site of no. 42 (Brook
House) before the present house was built in the early C16 (item 9/115, q.v.).
Rear wing renovated in 1984.

Listing NGR: TL8517522578

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Source: English Heritage

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