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Royal Oak, Coggeshall

Description: Royal Oak

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 116229

OS Grid Reference: TL8495422787
OS Grid Coordinates: 584954, 222787
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8730, 0.6853

Location: Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1UH

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

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Listing Text

(east side)

9/198 No. 38 (Royal Oak)
31.10.66 (formerly listed as
no. 38 (Royal Oak


House. Early C17, altered in C19. Timber framed, plastered and weatherboarded,
roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 4 bays facing SW, with stack in rear part
of second bay from left end, emerging at the ridge. C18/19 internal stack at
right end, truncated below roof. 2-storey porch in front of lobby-entrance in
front of main stack. C19 single-storey wing to rear right, of red brick and
weatherboarding, roofed with red clay pantiles, and C20 stack to right of it. 2
storeys, cellar and attics. Ground floor, 2 early C19 sashes of 16 lights with
crown glass; one to right of the porch has 'Royal Oak' inscribed twice on the
inside of the glass; and one C20 similar sash. First floor, 3 early C19 sashes
of 16 lights and one C19 horizontal sash of 12+12 lights, all with crown glass;
one small fixed light with diamond leading. Simple moulded eaves cornice.
Above the porch a gable over the stair has one C19 cast iron casement of 6
lights. C19 door with 2 lights in original porch, jettied to front and both
sides, with C19 scrolled brackets. The front and rear elevations are plastered,
both gable ends weatherboarded. Square chimney with corner pilasters. Unjowled
posts, heavy studding with primary straight bracing, face-halved and bladed
scarfs in both wallplates. Moulded binding beams to each side of the chimney
bay, plain on the sides facing it, and moulded axial bridging beams in 3 bays;
plain joists of vertical section. Large wood-burning hearth facing to left with
moulded mantel beam, jambs and rear surface rebuilt with C20 bricks. Large
wood-burning hearth facing to right with roll-moulded jambs and depressed arch,
and rounded rear splays. Original stair in the lobby-entrance from ground to
attic, with small open well, moulded handrails, inserted stick balusters and
ball finials, and 2 carved pendants on the first floor; 3 newels in attic cut
off. On the first floor 2 wide wood-burning hearths with chamfered jambs and
depressed arches. Moulded bridging beams in the bays each side of the chimney
bay, chamfered bridging beam with lamb's tongue stops in right bay; plain joists
of vertical section. C17 moulded and panelled internal doors. Clasped purlin
roof with arched collars and straight intermediate collars. This house has
retained an exceptional number of original features, and structurally is
unaltered. (Described and illustrated in C.A. Hewett, Some East Anglian
Prototypes for Early Timber Houses in America, Post-Medieval Archaeology 3,
1969, 104-5, 107, 111, but wrongly identified as no. 43, Stoneham Street, with
wrong grid reference). RCHM 37

Listing NGR: TL8495422787

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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