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Description: Pointwell Mill House
Date Listed: 6 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116193
OS Grid Reference: TL8529921524
OS Grid Coordinates: 585299, 221524
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8615, 0.6896
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TL 82 SE COGGESHALL POINTWELL LANE,
6/165 No. 15 (Pointwell
House. Circa 1600, extended c.1700 and in C18/early C19. Timber framed,
weatherboarded and plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 3 bays
aligned N-S (gable end to road) with external stack to left of middle bay and
C19/20 external stack to left of rear bay. 2-bay extension to N, c.1700, with
external stack beyond, enclosed by C19/20 single-storey extension roofed with
red clay pantiles. Small entrance-hall extension to SW, in angle between front
bay of main range and external stack, projecting slightly forwards. 2 storeys.
2-window range of C19 casements. 6-panel door in trellised gabled porch. C19
fretted bargeboards on both gables of S (entrance) elevation. The long E
elevation of the main range has 2 C19 casements on the ground floor and 3 on the
first floor, and of the extension 2 C19 horizontal sashes of 12 lights on the
first floor. One similar sash on the ground floor of the W elevation of the
main range. This elevation and the main stack are plastered, the remainder
weatherboarded. Jowled posts. Primary straight bracing with heavy studding.
Chamfered axial beams with lamb's tongue stops, joists (where exposed, in rear
bay) plain and of horizontal section, on secondary nailed heavy clamps. Left
wallplate of rear bay rebated for shutters, probably for an unglazed window.
The middle sections of both wallplates are replaced, one re-using the head or
transom of an unglazed window. Clasped purlin roof with pegged apices, re-using
some smoke-blackened rafters from a medieval hall. Large ground-floor hearth
blocked and reduced for early C19 hearth with reeded surround with paterae.
Inserted first-floor hearth blocked, mantel beam exposed. In the rear bays the
joists are plain and of vertical section, jointed to the chamfered axial beam
with soffit tenons with diminished haunches, and the posts are unjowled. Shown
in a map of 1732, adjacent to 'Poyntle Mill' (Essex Record Office, D/DU 19/3).
The associated water-mill (not listed) ceased working c.1902, became derelict,
and was converted into a dwelling in 1960 (H. Benham, Some Essex Water Mills,
Listing NGR: TL8529921524
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Source: English Heritage
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