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Wefan House

A Grade II Listed Building in Coggeshall, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8704 / 51°52'13"N

Longitude: 0.6815 / 0°40'53"E

OS Eastings: 584705

OS Northings: 222488

OS Grid: TL847224

Mapcode National: GBR QKD.R3Y

Mapcode Global: VHJJL.R8N0

Plus Code: 9F32VMCJ+5J

Entry Name: Wefan House

Listing Date: 31 October 1966

Last Amended: 6 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123895

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116260

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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(south side)

9/231 No. 39 (Wefan House)
31.10.66 (formerly listed as
Nos. 39 and 41
(Waldor and Glenmore),
as on the N side of
West Street)


House. Circa 1600, altered in early C19. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with
handmade and machine-made red plain tiles. 5 bays facing N with central stack,
forming a lobby-entrance, and wing to rear, forming a T-plan; C20 extension
beyond, and C19 wing to rear left. 2 storeys. Ground floor, 2 early C19
sashes of 16 lights with crown glass. First floor, 2 early C19 sashes of 4+8
lights, and one of 3+6 lights over door, with crown glass. Off-centre early C19
6-panel door, bottom panels flush, middle panels moulded, top panels glazed, in
simple doorcase with moulded flat canopy; one stone step. On the main range all
the tiles are handmade; on the right rear range handmade and machine-made tiles
are used together. Unjowled posts, primary straight bracing in walls, edge-
halved and bridled scarfs in both wallplates. 2 chamfered binding beams with
lamb's tongue stops (some missing), plain joists of vertical section. In left
ground-floor room, wood-burning hearth with chamfered jambs and depressed arch,
plastered. In right ground-floor room, wood-burning hearth with replaced mantel
beam. In left upper room, wood-burning hearth with chamfered jambs and
depressed arch, stripped of plaster, and introduced moulded timber above. In
right upper room, late C19 cast iron grate. Clasped purlin roof with arched
wind-braces, and introduced softwood. The rear wing appears to be original; one
chamfered binding beam with lamb's tongue stops, plain joists of vertical
section; rear ground-floor studding removed. Mounted on the rear wallplate of
the main range at the junction is an introduced C14/15 cross-quadrate crownpost
with altered 4-way rising braces. Some plain battened pine doors and hinges,
C18/early C19. One introduced door incorporating re-used C19 linenfold
panelling. RCHM 88.

Listing NGR: TL8470522488

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