4 - 6 Church Street

Houses – 4-6 Church Street

  • 4 CHURCH STREET - Front part 1570, back victorian.. Timber frame and lath and plaster. Were weavers cottages. Originaly part of the pub (doors at the back were original entrance from coach yard).

  • JG - 4-6 formely one, built late 1500s. Previous house was home of Raven family of Lollards early 1500s. John coote here 1820-81 prosperous furnitur emaker, upholsterer and auctionerr. Divided 1880s at the far end was home and office 1880s-1890s of George Mason Ball, important Agricultural Union organiser - many farmworkers lived in Church Street.

Text and Photographs: John Palombi and Cyril Taylor unless otherwise accredited. Illustrations: John Finch and Julie & John Denney. Translations: Original Concept: Joy Vaughan, Witham Town Centre Strategy Group. Narration: John Rhodes

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