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Description: John H King and Sons Limited
Date Listed: 6 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116240
OS Grid Reference: TL8485022588
OS Grid Coordinates: 584850, 222588
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8712, 0.6837
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TL 8422-8522 COGGESHALL WEST STREET
9/210 No. 22 (John H. King
and Sons Ltd)
House and office, now offices. Early C19, altered in later C19. Gault and red
brick in Flemish bond, roofed with slate. Approximately square plan facing SE,
with original office wing to right, and later C19 wing to rear right connecting
it to mill, which is not included in this item. 2 storeys. The front elevation
and left return of the main house are of gault brick, the rest of red brick,
with gault stacks. The front elevation and part of the right return of the
office wing are of gault brick, with a gault stack, the remainder of red brick.
The rear wing is of red brick with a gault stack. Front elevation, 3-window
range of original sashes of 12 lights with flat arches, crown glass, and blind
boxes. Central double doors, fanlight and side lights, in semi-elliptical arch
of gauged brick. One stone step with 2 scrolled cast iron bootscrapers. Long
overhanging eaves, hipped roof of shallow pitch. The front elevation of the
office wing has an archway with semi-elliptical head, leading through to an
original casement of 4 lights and marginal lights; plain parapet, hipped roof.
The left return has a full-height splayed bay with 3 sashes of 12 lights at each
storey, with crown glass, plastered between storeys, and one sash of 12 lights
at each storey, with crown glass and flat arches. The rear elevation has a late
C19 single-storey splayed bay with French window with semi-circular head, and an
original sash above, of 12 lights with segmental arch. The right return of the
main house has one similar sash at each storey. The right return of the office
wing is plastered on the lower storey, and has on the upper storey one early C19
horizontal sash of 8+8 lights with crown glass. The large central entrance-hall
has a semi-elliptical arch with fluted pilasters, and a geometrical stair with
wreathed moulded handrail, 2 slender twist-turned balusters to each step and
encircling a fluted newel, all of mahogany, and fretted tread-ends of unusual
design. Niche with domical head in rear wall of stair. 6-panel doors and other
original internal detailing. Owned by John Hall from 1839 to 1863 in connection
with his Orchard Silk Mill, to the rear, but possibly built earlier (H. Benham,
Some Essex Water Mills, 1976, 62).
Listing NGR: TL8485022588
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Source: English Heritage
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