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Cooperative Stores

A Grade II* Listed Building in Coggeshall, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8725 / 51°52'20"N

Longitude: 0.6881 / 0°41'17"E

OS Eastings: 585152

OS Northings: 222737

OS Grid: TL851227

Mapcode National: GBR QKF.DT4

Mapcode Global: VHJJL.W65D

Entry Name: Cooperative Stores

Listing Date: 2 May 1953

Last Amended: 6 September 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337951

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116074

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

(north-west side)

9/43 Nos. 37 and 39
2.5.53 (Co-operative Stores)
(formerly listed as
London House)


House, now shop. Circa 1600 and 1700, altered in C19 and C20. Timber framed,
plastered, with facade of painted brick in Flemish bond, roofed with handmade
red plain tiles. Main range facing SE, c.1700, with 2 rear stacks and
contemporary stair tower to rear of middle. Adjacent wing to rear left, c.1600,
projecting to left of main range, with end stack. Wing to right of stair tower
and adjacent to it, of uncertain date. Single-storey extension with slate roof
to left of main range, c.1900. Complex series of C19 and C20 extensions to
rear, not of architectural or historic interest. 2 storeys and attics, the
upper storey being unusually high. Double shopfront of c.1900 with central
half-glazed door and moulded fascia on 4 scrolled brackets. First floor, 5
original sashes of 9+9 lights with flat arches of gauged brick and much crown
glass. Carved modillions. The left extension has 2 shop windows and a half-
glazed door, 6 plaster pilasters with elaborately ornamented capitals, and a
moulded fascia returning to the left. The left return of the left rear wing has
on the first floor a window of 48 small panes mainly of handmade glass, and a
moulded wooden eaves cornice. In the rear elevation of the stair tower is a
transomed 2-light window with some leaded handmade glass, mainly modern sheet
glass. In the rear elevation of the right rear wing is an C18/early C19 sash of
12 lights on the first floor, and another on the attic floor. The open well
stair from the first floor to the attic is original, c.1700, with twist-turned
balusters, square newels and moulded close strings. The room which occupies the
whole first floor of the main range is fully lined with original bolection-
moulded pine panelling; the 2 blocked fireplaces have bolection-moulded
architraves; moulded dado rail and cornice. Above the upper storey of the left
rear wing is a chamfered axial oak beam with lamb's tongue and notch stops; the
remainder of the structure is concealed. Loose in the attic are 2 C18 wrought
iron casements with original leaded glass, and a panel of leaded handmade glass
made to fit the irregular shape of a window in the right return, meriting
special care. A Mechanics' Institute was founded here by John Birkbeck in 1800
(J.S. Gardner (ed.), Coggeshall, Essex, 1951, 35). RCHM 15.

Listing NGR: TL8514522738

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