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Wefan House, Coggeshall

Description: Wefan House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 116260

OS Grid Reference: TL8470522488
OS Grid Coordinates: 584705, 222488
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8704, 0.6815

Location: West Street, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1NS

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

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Listing Text

(south side)

9/231 No. 39 (Wefan House)
31.10.66 (formerly listed as
Nos. 39 and 41
(Waldor and Glenmore),
as on the N side of
West Street)


House. Circa 1600, altered in early C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade and machine-made red plain tiles. 5 bays facing N with central stack,
forming a lobby-entrance, and wing to rear, forming a T-plan; C20 extension
beyond, and C19 wing to rear left. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 2 early C19
sashes of 16 lights with crown glass. First floor, 2 early C19 sashes of 4+8
lights, and one of 3+6 lights over door, with crown glass. Off-centre early C19
6-panel door, bottom panels flush, middle panels moulded, top panels glazed, in
simple doorcase with moulded flat canopy; one stone step. On the main range all
the tiles are handmade; on the right rear range handmade and machine-made tiles
are used together. Unjowled posts, primary straight bracing in walls, edge-
halved and bridled scarfs in both wallplates. 2 chamfered binding beams with
lamb's tongue stops (some missing), plain joists of vertical section. In left
ground-floor room, wood-burning hearth with chamfered jambs and depressed arch,
plastered. In right ground-floor room, wood-burning hearth with replaced mantel
beam. In left upper room, wood-burning hearth with chamfered jambs and
depressed arch, stripped of plaster, and introduced moulded timber above. In
right upper room, late C19 cast iron grate. Clasped purlin roof with arched
wind-braces, and introduced softwood. The rear wing appears to be original; one
chamfered binding beam with lamb's tongue stops, plain joists of vertical
section; rear ground-floor studding removed. Mounted on the rear wallplate of
the main range at the junction is an introduced C14/15 cross-quadrate crownpost
with altered 4-way rising braces. Some plain battened pine doors and hinges,
C18/early C19. One introduced door incorporating re-used C19 linenfold
panelling. RCHM 88.

Listing NGR: TL8470522488

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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