Enjoy the history lesson – (Tuesday 23rd April 2019).
Today I ventured to Coggeshall, a town embellished with many historical delights. These include:
The quaint Wool pack inn which was constructed in the 15th century. Aswell as an epic backdrop for a lunchtime selfie, it was also named after the towns roaring wool trade many moons ago. The construction was established in large timber frame. Today this frame is kept, accompanied with surrounding features such as beams and fireplaces, due to conserved status of Grade 1 listed.
It makes me happy to know future generations will continue to enjoy the delightful design and architecture, that hard working wool merchants, made possible hundreds of years ago.
As for more beamed delights, the warming orange frontage of the National trust- owned Paycockes house, provides a true spectacle. It’s builder Thomas Paycocke, died in 1518. His daughter was blessed with 8 children from 3 marriages. You get a sense of the richness of the history, from the exterior of this house, under it’s archway to the garden. After a short trip down the road, I arrived at the Clockhouse.
The Coggeshall Clockhouse was built even earlier in the 14th century. This houses many romantic occasions, with guests sharing canapés in the on-site restaurant. It also has a delightful garden with cosy character.
Grange barn concluded my trip, with an ancient timber frame, much like that of the wool pack. This was even older though, built to store crops in the mid 1200’s. Back then, it had Wattle and Dorb walls, which have now been replaced with brick to protect the craft delights of modern fairs. Thankfully, it didn’t collapse in the 1980’s after a thorough restoration project.
That means it was still there for me to see in April 2019.
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