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Kingshead, Thorpe-le-Soken

Description: Kingshead

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 120328

OS Grid Reference: TM1988123864
OS Grid Coordinates: 619881, 223864
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8700, 1.1926

Location: 6 Gull Cottages, Landermere CO16 0NL

Locality: Thorpe-le-Soken
Local Authority: Tendring District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO16 0NL

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Listing Text

TM 12 SE (north side)

5/99 Kingshead


Public house, now a house. Early C19. Partly timber framed and weatherboarded,
partly of red brick in Flemish bond, roofed with handmade red clay tiles.
Complex plan comprising (1) C18 timber framed house facing SW, with central
stack, of one storey with attics, (2) early C19 brick wing to rear of left end,
with straight joint indicating that it was extended before mid-C19, with
external stack to right, having a cellar, high main floor and attics, (3) in
rear right angle, C19 2-storey range having a brick ground floor, and timber
framed and weatherboarded first floor, parallel with block (1), with axial
stack, (4) C20 conservatory and lean-to extension to right. SW elevation, 2 C20
casements on the ground floor, one fixed light at half-floor level, and 2 C20
casements in gabled dormers. 2 plain boarded doors. NW elevation, 3 apertures
to cellar, one early C19 sash of 12 + 12 lights, one of 6 + 6 lights and one C20
sash on main floor, and 2 flat-roofed dormers, one having a C19 horizontal sash
of 8 lights, the other a C20 casement. Plain boarded door at top of 4
cement-rendered steps. Gambrel roof. 3 small brick buttresses. On the SW
elevation is an original square wooden downpipe, the wooden guttering missing.
Block (2) has an original stair to the attic, with turned newel, stick balusters
and moulded handrail. Described in the tithe award of 1840 as the King's Head
Inn, with lime shed, lime kiln and coalyard, owned by the Hope Insurance
Company, occupied by Jacob Manning (Essex Record Office, D/CT 352). First
recorded in poor rate assessment of 1811. A photograph taken c.1920 appears in
E.A. Wood, A History of Thorpe-le-Soken to the year 1890, 1975, 104).

Listing NGR: TM1988123864

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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