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A Grade II Listed Building in Coggeshall, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8747 / 51°52'28"N

Longitude: 0.6921 / 0°41'31"E

OS Eastings: 585414

OS Northings: 222990

OS Grid: TL854229

Mapcode National: GBR QKF.FSC

Mapcode Global: VHJJL.Y47Q

Entry Name: Sheepcotes

Listing Date: 6 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337949

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116064

Location: Coggeshall, Braintree, Essex, CO6

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Coggeshall

Built-Up Area: Coggeshall

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Coggeshall with Markshall

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

(south-east side)

9/33 No. 6 (Sheepcotes)


House. C17, extended c.1908. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade
red plain tiles. 2 bays aligned NE-SW, with internal axial stack at NE end, and
fragment of an earlier building to NE. Small single-storey extension to E, and
large extension to SE, the whole forming an irregular H-plan. 2 storeys. All
windows are C20 casements. C20 door in SW elevation of extension. The earlier
fragment comprises the jowled post and tiebeam of a lower building, C16 or
earlier, possibly an open hall, exposed externally against the NE gable end of
the main building, with a filled mortice for a former wall brace. More of the
same truss may be absorbed into the small extension to the E. The main range
has chamfered axial beams with lamb's tongue stops, and plain joists of vertical
section. 2 inserted posts at SW end, re-used. Large wood-burning hearth with
0.23 metre jambs, converted to a cupboard. The owner reports that formerly
there was a winder stair NW of the stack. Upper storey plastered internally.
Clasped purlin roof, the ends of the purlins projecting to NE. Deeds in the
possession of the owner show that this house was formerly owned and occupied by
G.F. Beaumont, historian, author of A History of Coggeshall in Essex, 1890. A
map of 1731 shows the main range as one of a continuous row of cottages; the
road was then called New Row (Essex Record Office, D/DU 19/2).

Listing NGR: TL8541422990

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