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Description: Petoe Cottage
Date Listed: 18 May 1987
Date Delisted: 01 November 2002
English Heritage Building ID: 101080
OS Grid Reference: SX7606260904
OS Grid Coordinates: 276062, 60904
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4349, -3.7465
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The following building was de-listed on 1st November 2002:-
18-MAY-87 PETOE COTTAGE
(Formerly listed as:
House, originally a farmhouse. Circa early to mid C16. Colourwashed stone rubble, ended south west gable end. Thatched roof with half-hipped higher
north east end and gabled lower south west end. Rendered dinning stacks.
Plan: 3 room and through passage plan with heated inner room to right
which originally had a chamber above. The hall passage and the unheated
lower end were divided by low screens and open to the roof originally. In
circa early C17 the hall and lower end were floored and a fireplace in a
front lateral stack was inserted into the hall and a gable end stack built
at the lower end with a large kitchen fireplace and an oven and/or a
scheduling chamber. The newel staircase at the rear of the higher end was
probably also built when the chamber over the hall was created and the
chamber over the inner room may have originally been approached by a
ladder. Later the rear doorway of the passage was blocked and a small room
created in the back of the passage. In the late C20 the house was
Exterior: Two storeys. The higher end to the right has C20 door into the
inner room and C19/20 2-light casement with glazing bars into the hall and
similar but smaller window above with thatch swept over. The front lateral
stack is flush with the front wall of the house and has a slightly tapered
tall stone rubble shaft. The trough passage doorway to left of hall stack
has chamfered timber lintel and large open-front porch with stone side
walls with internal seats and asbestos slate lean-to-roof continued over
square stair turret to left which has small single-light window with old
timber frame. To left of the stair turret a C19 2-light casement with
At rear, north, small C19 2-light casement, are in blocked doorway to rear
of passage. To left of centre a shallow square stair turret with small window and slate roof. Late C20 door to rear of hall enclosed within later C20 glazed conservation.
The lower gable end wall is without windows; the higher half-hipped gable end has C19-C20 2-light casement with glazing bars.
Interior: plank and muntin screen between hall and passage with muntin chamfered on passage side only. Timber stand partition between passage and lower room. Solid wall between hall and inner room. Hall has fireplace with large unchamfered stone lintel, and chamfered crossbeam with scroll stops. The joists in the hall and inner room are C20, those the inner room
are supported on stone corbels on partition wall. Full height front and
rear hall windows which rise through the level of the inserted hall floor,
the front window has timber lintel with hollow stop stops, the rear window
is now a doorway. Lower room has a large kitchen fireplace with a
chamfered timber lintel with scroll stops. A C20 doorway has been inserted
into the side of the fireplace with a chamfered timber lintel with scroll
stops. A C20 doorway has been inserted into the side of the fireplace
through the oven or smoking chamber. Stone newel stair rising from lower
room has timber treads and doorframe at bottom with possibly reused roll-
moulded jambs which may have originally been the hall window jambs. The
newel stairs rising from the rear of wall is probably also stone but has
Roof: Smoke-blackened raised cruck truss with curved feet over 2-bay hall,
and closed truss over higher end of hall smoke-blackened on hall side only.
The truss at lower end of hall is smoke-blackened on both sides. The collars and apexes are morticed, the purlins are threaded and there appears to have been no ridge-piece. The rafters, battens and thatch are later. The roof over the lower end and over inner room chamber has been replaced in circa C18, the collars lapped and pegged to the principal rafters which are morticed at the apex.
Listing NGR: SX7606260904
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Source: English Heritage
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