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2 and 4, West Street, Coggeshall

Description: 2 and 4, West Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 116232

OS Grid Reference: TL8496022556
OS Grid Coordinates: 584960, 222556
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8709, 0.6853

Location: 8 Market End, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1NL

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

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Listing Text

(north side)

9/201 Nos. 2 and 4


House, now 2 houses. Late C14, altered in C19. Timber framed, partly faced
with brick, plastered and weatherboarded. Main range of 2 bays facing S, with
C19 internal stack at left end. To right, 3-bay crosswing (originally longer)
with C19 external stack to right, enclosed by no. 10, biarket End (item 9/136,
q.v.). 2 high storeys with attics. Ground floor, 2 early C19 sashes of 12
lights in segmental arches. First floor, 3 similar sashes in moulded
architraves. Underbuilt jetty, faced with plastered brick to first-floor level.
No. 2 has a 6-panel door, bottom panels flush, top panels glazed, no. 4 has a
C20 door, both in segmental arches. Continuous roof half-hipped at left end.
Closely-spaced plain joists of horizontal section, jointed to binding beams with
low-central tenons (C.A. Hewett, English Historic Carpentry, 1980, figure 291).
No. 4 has a plain brace 0.14 metre wide to the axial beam, and an underbuilt
jetty at the back also. Storey heights, 3 metres and 2.29 metres respectively.
In the rear bay of no. 2, the joists to left of the bridging beam are moulded;
the joists to right are plastered. A further bay extending to the rear is
reported to have been demolished c.1930. No. 4 has at the rear of the upper
storey a blocked doorway with 4-centred head, believed to have been to a former
stair tower. Cambered tiebeams with mortices for crownposts. In no. 2 is a
length of moulded and crenellated cornice, nailed to right wall of front ground-
floor room when inspected in June 1987. A similar length of carved timber has
been removed from no. 4, now stored in a shed at the rear. On the first floor
of no. 4 a partition wall has been faced with C18 beaded pine boards; other
similar boards have been removed to a partition on the ground floor. In no. 4,
on the ground floor, double-ogee moulded joists (reported to have come from a
demolished house at Sudbury, Suffolk) have been used as posts and to frame a C20
partition. Other introduced features. Original floorboards. RCHM 58.

Listing NGR: TL8496022556

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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