Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1123146

Date first listed: 31-Oct-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Sep-1988

Statutory Address: 6 AND 6A, EAST STREET


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Statutory Address: 6 AND 6A, EAST STREET

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

County: Essex

District: Braintree (District Authority)

Parish: Coggeshall

National Grid Reference: TL 85048 22555


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TL 8422-8522 COGGESHALL EAST STREET (south side)

9/104 Nos. 6 and 6A 31.10.66 (formerly listed as No. 6 (Staffords House and shop)


House and commercial premises, now 2 shops, flat, and workshops. Late C14 to early C16, altered in C18 and C19. Timber framed, roughcast, plastered and weatherboarded, roofed with machine-made and handmade red plain tiles and interlocking concrete tiles. Complex plan comprising (1) late C14 main range of 2 bays facing the street, with early C16 rear stack, (2) C15/16 2-bay wing to rear of it, (3) original 2-bay crosswing to right of main range with C19 internal stack at right, (4) early C15 2-bay wing to rear of it, jettied to left, (5) late C15 3-bay extension to rear of it, also jettied to left, (6) late C15/early C16 4-bay wing to rear of it with end stack, (7) early C16 3-bay extension beyond, of one storey. To left of the front end of block 6 is (8) a C16 wing of one bay, and to left of it, (9) an early C19 one-bay extension, with a C19 stack at the junction. The whole forms a courtyard plan with extensions to the rear. All of 2 storeys except block 5, which has a cellar, and block 7. No. 6 (at right) has an underbuilt jetty, projecting early C19 butcher's shopfront with wrought iron grill at the top, roll-moulded fascia below, and C20 shop window with C20 brick nogging below, and C20 glazed door. First floor, one early C19 sash of 12+12 lights with crown glass. No. 6A (at left) has a jetty and an C18/early C19 2-storey splayed bay of sashes, of 8-6-6-6-8 lights on the ground floor, 6-6-6 lights on the first floor, with crown glass; half-glazed 4-panel door. Coved eaves cornice. Early C19 heavy cast iron railings on dwarf wall to front of no. 6A only, along street frontage and returning to the building at both ends, with spearheads and one urn terminal. The front pitch of the main roof is clad with machine-made red clay tiles, the rear pitch and left rear wing with interlocking concrete tiles. The other rear wings are roofed with handmade red plain tiles, except the most distant one (block 7) which has corrugated asbestos. At the rear of the main range, on the first floor, is an early C19 sash of 4+8 lights. In the right return, on the first floor, is an early C19 horizontal sash of 6+6 lights. In the right elevation of the left rear wing, on the ground floor, is an C18 transomed 3-light casement with one wrought iron casement, rectangular leading and original saddle bars. In the left return are 2 early C19 sashes of 12 lights. In the rear elevation of it, on the first floor, is a splayed oriel of uncertain date with C19 casements. The main range has the original cross-entry, with arched speres to the left, twin service doorways with 4-centred heads to the right, and plain joists of heavy square section. The front elevation has been carried forward approximately 0.50 metre to align with the front of the crosswing, but since it is jettied, in the C16 or earlier. It is also raised approximately 0.70 metre, and the roof rebuilt, severing the original wallplate at the jowled posts. Interior of ground floor plastered, and axial beam boxed. The first-floor hearth is of stone (exceptional in Essex), with hollow-chamfered and roll- moulded jambs and depressed arch, with recessed spandrels, early C16. The crosswing has one plain bracket below the jetty, the post defaced as if it formerly had an attached shaft. Heavy joists of square section. Chamfered binding beam with step stops, formerly a studded partition, but studs removed. 3 straight braces in the right wall, and no mortice for a fourth. Roof rebuilt in line with that of the main range, incorporating a splayed and undersquinted scarf. The right tiebeam has some late C16 painting, red flowers and serpentine green foliage on a white ground, with blue or black bands above and below, a fragment approximately 0.80 metre long of a design which formerly covered the whole tiebeam. At rear, early C19 2-flight stair with turned balusters, wreathed handrail and stick balusters (2 broken). Below it, early C19 half- glazed door with crown and bullseye glass. Chamfered posts with step stops, curved tension braces trenched outside studs to left, arched brace to right. The absence of studding in the right wall, and the rising braces at both floors, imply that originally it was built against an existing structure, now replaced; the studding now visible on the upper storey is that of the next house, no. 4 (item 9/103, q.v.). Original or early floorboards. The wing to the rear of the main range comprises 2 builds each of one bay, the wallplates joined with simple edge-halved scarfs. Jowled posts and wallplates chamfered with step stops and broach stops; end tiebeam rebated for shutters; large blocked first-floor window to right of end bay, probably an oriel originally. The first wing to rear right (block 4) has plain joists of horizontal section, 3 plain brackets below the jetty, 3 solid knees to the binding beams, the right wallplate grooved for a sliding shutter. The next wing (block 5) has a battened door of 5 wedge-shaped planks rebated together, on shouldered strap hinges with incised mouldings (a rare survival), a complete unglazed window with 4 diamond mullions below the jetty, and another above, the latter complete with top and bottom rails for a sliding shutter (a rare survival), plain joists of horizontal section with a framed stair trap, and a re-sited stair of 6 solid treads (5 treads missing) inside an original doorway with 4-centred head; jowled posts, edge-halved and bridled scarf in wallplate, crownpost roof with axial bracing; the middle short bay forms an original smoke-bay, with framing for the former ridge louvre. The next wing (block 6) has moulded joists, jointed to plain binding beams of vertical section with central tenons and housed soffits, a moulded right girt, in the upper right wall a complete unglazed window with 4 diamond mullions, and high clasped purlins; one tiebeam renewed with softwood. Block 7 has a crownpost roof with axial bracing, one tie beam and crownpost missing. Block 8 has jowled posts, and joists of horizontal section, including one made from the transom of the large unglazed window of a medieval hall. This complex of buildings is listed at the higher grade as exceptionally undisturbed survivals from various periods, retaining features which rarely survive elsewhere. RCHM 73. The panelling reported by RCHM is not now apparent.

Listing NGR: TL8504822555


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