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Description: Old Thatch
Date Listed: 21 December 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 100014
OS Grid Reference: SX8156442066
OS Grid Coordinates: 281564, 42066
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2667, -3.6631
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SX84SW Old Thatch
House. Circa early C16, remodelled in C18 and with C20 alterations.
Roughcast stone and possibly cob, painted stone rubble at rear. Thatched
roof, gabled at lower right hand end and hipped at left end and with eyebrow
eaves. Axial and gable end stacks with rebuilt brick shafts.
Plan and Development: Basically a 2-room plan. The hall on the left has
been divided axially and now has a small kitchen at the front. The hall's
axial stack backs onto what was originally the cross or through passage into
which a WC has been inserted at the back. On the lower right side of the
former passage there is a straight staircase. The large lower right end
room has a gable end stack but might have been unheated originally.
Originally at least the centre of the house was open to the roof and heated
from an open hearth fire since there is the remains of a smoke-blackened
truss over the present staircase (the higher end of the lower right hand
room). The house was re-roofed in the C18 and it was probably then that the
floors were inserted. The hall's axial stack might be an earlier insertion
but the lower end stack appears to be much later. The small outshut on the
front of the lower end is probably C19 and the single storey extension
behind the higher end is a C20 addition.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window east front. Small C20 2-light
casements without glazing bars. Doorway at centre with C20 glazed door and
C20 thatched porch. Small single storey outbuilding projecting on right.
Rear elevation also has C20 casements but large, small C20 single storey
extension on right and large raking buttress on left corner. The lower
north end has C20 casements on ground floor.
Interior: The left hand room (hall) has slate-on-edge fireplace lintel in
the axial stack and closely exposed chamfered waney cross-scantling and late
C20 fireplace. The roof was largely replaced in the C18 and has collars
lapped and pegged to straight principals, but one earlier smoke blackened
principal of a truss survives on the lower side of the former cross-passage
at the back; it originally had threaded purlins.
Listing NGR: SX8156442066
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Source: English Heritage
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