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Monkwell, Coggeshall

Description: Monkwell

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 116152

OS Grid Reference: TL8496722345
OS Grid Coordinates: 584967, 222345
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8690, 0.6853

Location: 29 Bridge Street, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1RA

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

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Listing Text

(east side)

9/122 No. 1 (Monkwell)


House and brewery, now a house. C15 and C18, altered c.1900. Timber framed,
plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Main range facing W, C15 with
C17 stack at right end, originally external, incorporated in C18. Long
crosswing at left end, with external stack to left near front, and one axial
stack, C18. C19 2-storey lean-to extension in rear right angle. Single-storey
lean-to extensions to rear of main range, roofed with red clay pantiles, and to
rear of crosswing, roofed with slate. 2 storeys. Externally the house has been
wholly re-styled c.1900, with casements and one first-floor oriel of that date,
and a half-glazed door in an open porch with hipped roof. The 2 bays at the
right end of the main range have an underbuilt jetty to the front, jowled posts,
wallplates and cambered tiebeam chamfered with step stops, and a crownpost roof
with plain square crownpost and axial bracing. Plain joists of horizontal
section, originally jointed to the rear girt, but raised in C20, without a spine
beam, all elaborately painted on soffits and sides in a chevron design. When
the plaster was removed in 1932 the colours were blue, yellow and red. Since
then they have faded, and the yellow appears white. In rear upper wall, diamond
mortices of an unglazed window, with 2 restored mullions. At right end, curved
tension bracing trenched to the outside of the heavy studding, much weathered,
now within C18 structure. Shown as 'Ye Beerhouse' in a map of 1639 (Essex
Record Office, C/DOp P.1) and as 'Mr. Johnson's factory' in a map of 1827 (Essex
Record Office, D/DU 19/7). In 1851 it was the Silk Works of Goodson and Son,
makers of plush for top hats (J.S. Gardner (ed.), Coggeshall, Essex, 1951, 32).

Listing NGR: TL8496722345

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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