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1 and 3, West Street, Coggeshall

Description: 1 and 3, West Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 116251

OS Grid Reference: TL8494522527
OS Grid Coordinates: 584945, 222527
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8706, 0.6850

Location: 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

(south side)

9/222 Nos. 1 and 3 (formerly
31.10.66 listed with no. 5 in
same item)


Part of house, now 2 houses. Circa 1500, altered in C17, C18, C19 and C20.
Timber framed, plastered and weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red plain
tiles. 3-bay main range facing N, comprising the 'hall' (no. 3) and the service
bay (no. 1) of a long-jetty house of which no. 5 formerly comprised the parlour/
solar crosswing (item 9/223, q.v.). C17 external stack to rear of right bay,
C19 stacks to rear of middle bay and left bay. 3-bay wing to rear of left bay,
c.1600. C17 2-storey lean-to extension to rear of middle bay, and C19 single
storey lean-to beyond. 2 storeys and attics. Ground floor, 2 C20 square bays
with tripartite sashes, below jetty with one plain bracket at right end. First
floor, 3 early C19 sashes of 10+10 lights. One C19 casement in gabled dormer
(no. 1). No. 1, C20 door. No. 3, C20 glazed door. The left rear wing has a
gablet hip. The front ground-floor room of no. 1 is fully lined with early C18
fielded pine panelling; axial beam, panelled over; ornate Victorian cast iron
grate, damaged. Above the first-floor room is a chamfered axial beam with
lamb's tongue stops, of a C17 inserted ceiling. In no. 3 the studding of the
left partition wall is exposed, with a curved brace trenched into the studs, and
2 blocked adjacent doorways with 4-centred heads in the rear half of the wall,
an unusual variation on the typical medieval plan, perhaps implying that the
front half of the left bay was originally a shop. Chamfered binding beam with
plain stops, and chamfered axial beams scribed into it; plain joists of
horizontal section jointed to axial beams with unrefined soffit tenons. Wood-
burning hearth with curved internal splays, and re-used early C16 mantel beam
with cranked top, soffit with moulding which turns down at right, severed at
left, probably from a former timber-framed chimney in the same position. On the
first floor is a blocked original doorway with chamfered jambs and straight head
into the left bay. Jowled posts. Chamfered arched braces to the front ends of
the right and middle tiebeams of no. 3, empty mortices for braces at the rear.
The rear wallplate is rebated for the shutter of an unglazed window. Crownpost
roof with plain square posts and axial braces, complete. At the left end of no.
3, 2 panels of original wattle and daub in roof. The rear wing has jowled
posts, straight bracing trenched inside the studs, a face-halved and bladed
scarf in the left wallplate, and some original wattle and daub exposed in the
left wall. RCHM 81.

Listing NGR: TL8494522527

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Source: English Heritage

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