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New to do list[edit]


  • Cloth Trade
  • Tambour Lace
  • Silk Throwsting
  • Isinglass
  • Brewing
  • Seed growing

Future of page[edit]

Suggested construction of sections on:

  • Abbey - history, descriptions of layout, dissolution (Greatorex 1999)
    • In the Chronicon Anglicanum, it is written that on the 1st January 1216 Mercenaries of King John entered the abbey and stole 20 horses. This was a result of the repudiation of the Magna Carta.(p8)

**1250 the Abbot of Coggeshall was allowed by Royal Charter to hold an eight day fair commencing on the thirty first of July. 1256, Saturday Market grated as long as it didn't interfere with its neighbours. Colchester complained in 1318 that Coggeshall was a hindrance, and their complaint, being upheld, resulted in the market being moved to Thursday, where it remains to this day. (p13)

    • 1370 abbey reported to be to be in financial trouble, the King's Escheater's investigation discovered financial mismanagement by successive abbots, since the mid 1200s (p15)

**Black Death, Coggeshall did not escape the fallout and with the number of monks and conversi depleted. Revenue in Essex fell between one third to one half of pre plague rates, tenented and cultivated lands decreased. (p16) **Peasants revolt 1381, Coggeshall abbey was broken into and "goods, charters and various manuscripts were removed and probably destroyed". The sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire, John Sewale was targeted by rioters at his Coggeshall Dwelling (now the Chapel Inn) (p17) **Long Bridge probably built in the 13th Century. **Tilkey Kiln ran till 1845(p17)

  • Dissolution
    • Abbot Love was demoted with a list of complaints raised against him in 1535, it appears that standards were dropping(p32). It was common method at the time that Abbot's unsympathetic to the will of the King were replaced with more favourable ones, in this case Abbot More was implanted by Dr. T. Leigh. Abbot Love became vicar of Witham until his death in 1559 (p41)

**Coggeshall survived the Act of Suppression in 1536 and the Abbot of St. Mary Grace's, London invested in its future (p32) **However the political situation was opposed to the monestaries and Coggeshall succumbed in 1538 on the fifth of February, handed over by Abbot More. **The monks were sent back to their families or into the community, with many becoming priests (p41) **The Abbey estate was granted to Sir Thomas Seymour until 1541 when it was split up(p43)

**John Godard, a learned Mathematician and protégé of Ralph joined the order at Coggeshall, where he wrote many treatises(p37) greatorex-

**Early names for Coggeshall include Coxall and Cockerell, Cogeshal(p41)

  • Economy - wool, cotton, silk, straw, farming, seeds, antiques
    • "switch from wool to cloth may well have started in 1436" (Paycocke's 1979)
    • up to about 1528 rough material exported to low countries and italy
    • 1577 was probably the year that coggeshall white was first produced

*Paycocke's **family first moved to the area in the 15th century **thought to have been built for John Paycocke's (d. 1505) son Thomas and daughter in law Margaret as the initials T.P and M.P. appear in the wood carvings that decorate the house. (Paycocke 1979 p4) **Last Paycocke in Coggeshall was Thomas Paycocke who died in 1580. (p5) **Paycocke's house was completed by 1505 (p6) It features intricate wood carvings and gates which some think were taken from coggeshall abbey during the dissolution of the monastaries. **1580 was sold to the Buxton family who were also clothiers from 1746 (p6)changed hands several eventually being bought byLord Noel-Buxton, a descendant of the original Buxtons, and given to the National Trust in 1924. Restoration work was carried out in the 1960's and the house is now open to the public

  • Education - church provided into government
    • Library at Coggeshall Abbey(p37)
    • There was a school at the Abbey, in contravention of Cistercian Rule, before 1464 (Greatorex 1999 p 30)
    • Sir Robert Hitcham set up schools in the 17th Century from his will, at Coggeshall, Debenham and Framlingham, Coggeshall passed into the control the of Local Authority - ref name = Coggeshallihal page 16
    • Creation of the coggeshall Museum
    • Honeywood school named after Mrs. Honeywood?
  • Governance
  • Religion - post abbey, Quakers, non conformists, Catholic Church [1]
    • John Owen and John Same, a former Vicar of Coggeshall set up the Independant church, now the Congregational Church on Queens Street. - ref name = Coggeshallihal page 27

*expansion of St. Peter's section using - [1] and any other references we can find.

Any ideas about how we can take this page forward would be greatly appreciated

Good work so far, and good ideas for new sections. I think what the article's currently missing most of all is information on modern Coggeshall. The History section obviously needs to be split up, there's stuff in there that can form the beginning of the sections on the abbey and industry. I'm away from home at the moment and don't have access to my books on Coggeshall, or Coggeshall museam's collection, but I'll help where I can. AGGoH 09:10, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

List of sources[edit]

I have been collecting a list of all the books and articles written about Coggeshall over the years User:Pluke/sandbox#Coggeshall, please add to this if you know of anything else that exists. Pluke 22:47, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Clean up[edit]

This article is in serious need of a clean up! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:57, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

  • Pleased to see you are interested in this article, any suggestions as to how I could tidy things up?Pluke (talk) 21:23, 11 June 2009 (UTC)