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Latitude: 51.9367 / 51°56'12"N
Longitude: 0.5923 / 0°35'32"E
OS Eastings: 578298
OS Northings: 229638
OS Grid: TL782296
Mapcode National: GBR QJJ.DLF
Mapcode Global: VHJJ5.6LZ6
Entry Name: The Reading and Coffee Rooms
Listing Date: 15 October 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1122920
English Heritage Legacy ID: 114721
Location: Gosfield, Braintree, Essex, CO9
Civil Parish: Gosfield
Built-Up Area: Gosfield
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Gosfield St Catherine
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
TL 72 NE GOSFIELD THE STREET (EAST SIDE)
7/195 The Reading and Coffee Rooms
Reading and coffee room still used as a Village Hall. Circa 1850-1860 for
Samuel Courtauld. Red brick with gault and black brick dressings. Bargeboards,
plaster and batten decoration to porch and crosswing gables. Red plain and
ornate tiles with red and black ridge tiles and fleur-de-lis tiles over. Left
range of one storey with forward gabled porch to right. Two storey right
crosswing. 2:1 window range of 3 light casements, those to left with transoms,
black and gault segmental pointed arches. Brick rusticated quoins. Rails and
muntins to nailed porch door with ornate iron hinges. Stone plaque above door
reads "So that you may live". Another stone plaque over ground floor right
window reads "Reading and Coffee Room". C20 matching brick single storey
entrance porch to left with 6 panel double doors. This building is situated in
the village centre and forms part of the complex built for Samuel Courtauld q.v.
7/191. Included for social historical interest.
Listing NGR: TL7829829638
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