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Part of the White Hart Hotel, Coggeshall

Description: Part of the White Hart Hotel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 116168

OS Grid Reference: TL8500622539
OS Grid Coordinates: 585006, 222539
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8707, 0.6859

Location: East Street, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1NH

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

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Listing Text

(south side)

9/139 No. 11 (part of The
2.5.53 White Hart Hotel)
(formerly listed as


Part of house, now part of hotel. C15, altered in C16, C17 and 1971. Timber
framed, plastered with some exposed framing, roofed with handmade red plain
tiles. Main range of one bay facing N, with C20 stack at right end behind axis.
2-bay wing to rear left, and one-bay extension beyond. 2 storeys. Ground
floor, one C20 bow window. First floor, one C18/early C19 splayed bay of sashes
of 8-12-8 lights; to each side of it, a flank window with modern glazing; the
left window has one ovolo mullion and one diamond saddle bar, the remainder
blocked, the right window is complete, with 2 ovolo mullions and 3 diamond
saddle bars. 2 C20 6-panel doors, each with a plain overlight. Early C19
continuous moulded fascia over doors and bow window. Mortices for former oriel
window on first floor. Late C16 projecting feature gable with moulded
bressumer, and some C20 replacement studding. Early C19 semi-conical street
lamp attached to building with C20 wrought iron bracket. The ground floor has a
C20 wide wood-burning hearth with C20 carved mantel beam, 2 chamfered
longitudinal beams, unstopped, and plain joists of vertical section, many
replaced. The first floor has a similar hearth. To left and right heavy
studding is exposed, smoke-blackened but scraped; the framing to left has curved
display braces trenched into the studs, structurally part of no. 9 (item 9/138,
q.v.). The feature gable has been let into the front pitch of the original
roof c.1600, severing some of the rafters. Traces of original red paint on the
diamond saddle bars and window frames, mostly scraped. Queen post roof with 2
hollow- chamfered cranked tiebeams, each with 2 hollow-chamfered braces meeting
in the middle. The braces of the left truss, against the wall of no. 9, are
solid; those of the right truss have open spandrels, fully hollow-chamfered.
Each truss has 2 semi-octagonal queen posts with moulded bases and caps
(although one on the right disappears behind the stack) and 3-way rising braces,
to cambered collars and upright purlins, all chamfered. In the middle of the
roof is an original square vent for a ridge louvre, the bottom rails chamferd on
the inside, blocked. This is a rare survival, meriting special care. An attic
floor recorded by the RCHM has been removed in a major renovation of 1971,
leaving stubs of the former beams. The rear wing and extension are wholly
plastered internally, with no dating evidence visible. Known as Mavesons or
Mabsons in the C16 (G.F. Beaumont, A History of Coggeshall in Essex, 1890, 129
and 232-3). RCHM 75.

Listing NGR: TL8500622539

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Source: English Heritage

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