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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1122920



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Essex

District: Braintree

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Gosfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Oct-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 114721

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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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National Grid Reference: TL 78298 29638


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