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Description: Hop Cottage
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101071
OS Grid Reference: SX7897261908
OS Grid Coordinates: 278972, 61908
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4445, -3.7059
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House. Circa early C17, remodelled and extended in later C18 or early C19.
Local limestone and shale rubble. Thatched roof with gabled and hipped
ends; The lower section of the roof over the north wing has wooden
shingles at the front. Stone rubble chimney stacks with tapered caps, the
stack at the west gable end former lateral stack has set-off.
Plan: room plan house; original plan not entirely clear for it may have
originated as a 2 room plan but just as likely it could have been
originally a 3 room plan house of which only the higher end survives ie the
inner room to the left and the hall; the passage and the lower end to the
right having been demolished in the late C18 or early C19. The house was
reorientated at this time by building a new wall at the lower end of the
hall to form a new front facing south. At the same time a lean-to outshut
was built at the rear of the former hall incorporating the original stair
turret which is behind the junction of the inner room and the hall; the
lean-to was built to contain a small service room and a straight stair in
place of the original newel stair. At the higher left end an outbuilding
is probably also early C19 and has been converted into a garage in C20.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical west front with large projecting
lateral stack to right with large set-off; 2 small gables to centre and
left has a chamfered wooden lintel. Ground floor left a C17 3-light wooden
ovolo-moulded window. All with casements with glazing bars. Shallow stone
porch to right of centre incorporated into and in the angle of the
projecting lateral stack to its right; the porch has a lean-to shingle roof
and C20 plank outer door.
The south side at right-hand return has 2 first floor windows and one
slightly larger ground floor window, all with 3-light C19/20 casements with
glazing bars. Doorway to right with C19 plank door and scantle slate lean-
to canopy on wooden cantilevers.
Early C19 single storey lean-to on rear (east) side, extended in C20 with
flat roof addition.
Single storey circa early C19 addition at left (north) end with slate
gable-ended roof, which has been extended on west front in C20 to form a
Interior: the lower right-hand room, probably former hall has one cross
beam and a half beam at the lower end with unusual composite mouldings and
bar stops, and the joists have scratch-moulded soffits. Plank and muntin
screen between the two rooms is plastered on the hall side, the other side
is exposed and has unchamfered muntins. The front lateral fireplace in the
former hall is blocked and the newel stairs has been replaced by a straight
stairs in the rear outshut. The roof space was not inspected but the
principals showing the first floor rooms have straight feet on the wall
Listing NGR: SX7897261908
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