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Gate House Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Coggeshall, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8821 / 51°52'55"N

Longitude: 0.6737 / 0°40'25"E

OS Eastings: 584119

OS Northings: 223774

OS Grid: TL841237

Mapcode National: GBR QK6.WPP

Mapcode Global: VHJJD.MYJJ

Entry Name: Gate House Farmhouse

Listing Date: 6 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337993

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116204

Location: Coggeshall, Braintree, Essex, CO6

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: 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

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5/172 Gate House Farmhouse

- II

House. Mid-C16 and late C16, extended in C18 and C19. Timber framed,
plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Mid-C16 5-bay range,
originally facing S, with stack in middle bay against S wall. Late C16 2-bay
extension to W, facing N, with external stack to W, and C19 single-storey brick
extension beyond. 2 storeys. C18 3-bay service range to S of late C16
extension, one storey with attics, and CL9 single-storey extension of painted
brick beyond. The original range has a continuous jetty to the S, but the house
now faces N. N elevation, 5-window range of C20 casements. C20 boarded door
below jetty of late C16 extension, with moulded bressumer and 2 carved brackets.
The stack to right of it has crenellated sloping offsets to the right, and a C19
shaft. The S elevation has 4 C20 casements on the ground floor, 3 on the first
floor, and one C18 window of 3 fixed lights with moulded mullions and
rectangular leading. 4 plain brackets below S jetty. Shaped sprockets below
eaves on both sides of late C16 extension, all along S elevation, and some on N
elevation of original range. Jowled posts. The original range has chamfered
axial and transverse beams, some with step stops, edge-halved and bridled scarfs
in the wallplates, grooves for sliding shutters, cambered tiebeams, and
high clasped purlins with arched wind-bracing. 2 wood-burning hearths, one
lined with C20 yellow bricks, one blocked for a C20 grate. Attic fully floored
with rebated hardwood boards, unlit. The late C16 extension has a chamfered
beam with lamb's tongue stops; the roof has been raised approximately 0.5 metre
to form a gable facing N. The C18 wing has unjowled posts; all the tiebeam have
been severed for doorways; wide wood-burning hearth, converted for stove;
chamfered axial beams, with lamb's tongue stops above the first floor only. A
firemark, Sun Fire Office no. 609807, was found on the premises and is exhibited
in this wing. Shown on map of 1731 as 'Coggeshall Gate House' (Essex Record
Office D/DU 19/2). RCHM 96.

Listing NGR: TL8411923774

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