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Description: 47, 49 and 51, Queen Street
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 116196
OS Grid Reference: TL8522122889
OS Grid Coordinates: 585221, 222889
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8738, 0.6892
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TL 8422-8522 COGGESHALL QUEEN STREET
9/168 Nos. 47, 49 and 51
Wrongly shown on OS map as nos. 49 and 51. House, now 3 houses. Early C17,
extended in C19. Timber framed, plastered and weatherboarded, roofed with
handmade red plain tiles. 4 bays facing SE, with axial stack between the first
and second bays from the left end, and C19 internal stack at rear of right bay.
Continuous range of C19 and early C20 extensions to rear, partly of red and
yellow brick and roofed with slate, and C20 conservatory to rear of right
extension. 2 storeys and attics. The division between nos. 49 and 51 is
through the axial stack. No. 47 mainly consists of the rear left extension, but
includes the W corner of the main range. No. 49, one early C19 sash of 10+15
lights with handmade glass on each floor; 6-panel door, the bottom panels flush,
the middle panels fielded, the top panels glazed, with simple gabled canopy on
profiled brackets; 3 stone steps. Left return weatherboarded. No. 49, 2 C19/20
casements on the ground floor, 3 on the first floor; similar door and doorcase;
2 stone steps. C18 moulded plaster eaves coving. Jowled posts, primary
straight bracing, chamfered axial beams with lamb's tongue tops, plain joists of
vertical section, mainly plastered to the soffits. Face-halved and bladed
scarfs in wallplates. Clasped purlin roof. Original attic floors. Some of the
jowls have been altered, one cut to a square step, others reduced to a minimal
short curved jowl or removed entirely. The framing of the right end is
different from the remainder, having nailed studs, and implies some alteration,
probably the demolition of an adjacent building. No. 51 has been extensively
renovated c.1980, much of the internal plaster stripped, and the woodwork sand-
blasted. No. 49 is substantially unaltered, except to the jowls as noted above.
Both have exceptional fireplaces of c.1700, elaborately moulded in pine. That
of no. 49 has a central painted panel, 'The houre runeth And time flieth as
floure fadeth So man dieth Sic Transit Gloria mundi' in gold letters on an
originally white ground, with symbolic emblems, and a later black border; 2
carved amorini or black boys, swags and wreaths, and 2 lead flowers (illustrated
in J. Ayres, The Shell Book of the Home in Britain, 1981, 47, but paint and
modern brickwork since removed). Below is an early C18 wood-burning hearth with
rounded rear splays and original internal plaster. The fireplace of no. 51 is
in similar style, but sand-blasted and more altered; it has a pulvinated frieze,
a carved cartouche, a C20 carved flower, and 2 lead flowers. The C18 hearth has
been removed, back to the original early C17 hearth. No. 49 has additionally a
blocked window of early glazed type with one of diamond saddle bars, and a C17
3-plank door originally painted in panels with floral devices. In the attic the
plaster of the chimney has traces of early painting, and some C18 radially
patterned pargetting. No. 51 has an area of Victorian floor tiles, and on the
first floor a Victorian cast iron grate. Listed at the higher grade for the
survival of early internal features of high quality. RCHM 36.
Listing NGR: TL8522122889
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