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Old House, Coggeshall

Description: Old House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 116222

OS Grid Reference: TL8501122663
OS Grid Coordinates: 585011, 222663
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8718, 0.6861

Location: Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1TT

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

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Listing Text

(east side)

9/191 Nos. 8 and 10 (Old
2.5.53 House) (formerly
listed as Premises 50
yds north of junction
of Church Street and
Stoneham Street)


House. Circa 1500 or earlier and c.1600, altered in C19 and C20. Timber
framed, plastered with exposed framing and weatherboarded, roofed with handmade
red plain tiles. 2-bay main range facing SW with stack to rear of left bay,
c.1600 and later stack to rear of right bay. 3-bay service crosswing to left,
c.1500 or earlier, surviving from former hall house on site of present main
range. C17 4-bay single-storey wing to rear of left stack, partly painted
brick, partly weatherboarded, and C20 single-storey lean-to extension to rear of
right stack. 2 storeys and unlit attic. Ground floor, 3 splayed bays of early
C19 sashes of 1+2, 5+10 and 1+2 lights; one C20 sash; and at right end, one
original window with 2 ovolo mullions and 3 diamond saddle bars, with C20
rectangular leaded glazing. First floor, 3 early C19 sashes of 10+10 lights.
C20 part-glazed door. Full-length jetty with early C19 moulded wooden fascia.
Bay posts and (partly replacement) studding exposed at front, plastered and
weatherboarded elsewhere. The 4-bay rear wing has on each side one C19 Gothick
casement with tracery, and at the rear 2 double Gothick casements with tracery,
top-hung. The crosswing has plain joists of horizontal section arranged
longitudinally in the front 2 bays, laterally in the rear bay. Mortices and
wattle grooves for missing partitions between the 2 front bays, and at the right
side. Edge-halved and bridled scarf in left crosswing. Cambered tiebeam with
one of 2 chamfered arched braces, and incomplete crownpost roof, originally
gabled at the front, altered to a hip to align with the roof of the main range.
The main range has chamfered axial beams with lamb's tongue stops and plain
joists of vertical section over both storeys. The original window has some red
paint, probably original. 2 C20 grate on ground floor, one C17 wood-burning
hearth on first floor, disused. At the right end of the ground floor is an
original plank and muntin partition of oak, a rare feature meriting special
care. Original rebated hardwood floorboards in attic. Butt-purlin roof,
re-using many smoke-blackened rafters from a medieval hall, probably from the
earlier house on the same site. Formerly The Black Horse Public House and later
The Locomotive (J.S. Gardner (ed.), Coggeshall, Essex, 1951, 34, and Essex
Record Office, B.2981). RCHM 42.

Listing NGR: TL8501022668

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Source: English Heritage

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