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2 and 4, West Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Coggeshall, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8709 / 51°52'15"N

Longitude: 0.6853 / 0°41'6"E

OS Eastings: 584960

OS Northings: 222556

OS Grid: TL849225

Mapcode National: GBR QKF.L2N

Mapcode Global: VHJJL.T7ML

Plus Code: 9F32VMCP+94

Entry Name: 2 and 4, West Street

Listing Date: 31 October 1966

Last Amended: 6 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337959

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116232

Location: Coggeshall, Braintree, Essex, CO6

County: Essex

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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9/201 Nos. 2 and 4


House, now 2 houses. Late C14, altered in C19. Timber framed, partly faced
with brick, plastered and weatherboarded. Main range of 2 bays facing S, with
C19 internal stack at left end. To right, 3-bay crosswing (originally longer)
with C19 external stack to right, enclosed by no. 10, biarket End (item 9/136,
q.v.). 2 high storeys with attics. Ground floor, 2 early C19 sashes of 12
lights in segmental arches. First floor, 3 similar sashes in moulded
architraves. Underbuilt jetty, faced with plastered brick to first-floor level.
No. 2 has a 6-panel door, bottom panels flush, top panels glazed, no. 4 has a
C20 door, both in segmental arches. Continuous roof half-hipped at left end.
Closely-spaced plain joists of horizontal section, jointed to binding beams with
low-central tenons (C.A. Hewett, English Historic Carpentry, 1980, figure 291).
No. 4 has a plain brace 0.14 metre wide to the axial beam, and an underbuilt
jetty at the back also. Storey heights, 3 metres and 2.29 metres respectively.
In the rear bay of no. 2, the joists to left of the bridging beam are moulded;
the joists to right are plastered. A further bay extending to the rear is
reported to have been demolished c.1930. No. 4 has at the rear of the upper
storey a blocked doorway with 4-centred head, believed to have been to a former
stair tower. Cambered tiebeams with mortices for crownposts. In no. 2 is a
length of moulded and crenellated cornice, nailed to right wall of front ground-
floor room when inspected in June 1987. A similar length of carved timber has
been removed from no. 4, now stored in a shed at the rear. On the first floor
of no. 4 a partition wall has been faced with C18 beaded pine boards; other
similar boards have been removed to a partition on the ground floor. In no. 4,
on the ground floor, double-ogee moulded joists (reported to have come from a
demolished house at Sudbury, Suffolk) have been used as posts and to frame a C20
partition. Other introduced features. Original floorboards. RCHM 58.

Listing NGR: TL8496022556

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