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Description: New Church House Cottage
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 101089
OS Grid Reference: SX7797962526
OS Grid Coordinates: 277979, 62526
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4499, -3.7200
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1/174 New Church House
Small house, converted into 3 cottages and reunited into one house. Circa
early C17 mid C17 rear wing and C18 and C20 extension. Local limestone
rubble. Steeply pitched slate roof with gabled end stone rubble chimney
stacks; Large projecting stack at loft gable end with slate weatherings
and stack at right gable end with set-off and rebuilt red brick shaft;
another projecting stone stack at gable end of rear wing with set off and
Plan: Originally a 2-room plan house with a gable end stacks; the left
hand stack had a smoking chamber and possibly an oven and therefore this
room was the kitchen and the right hand room the parlour before a kitchen
wing was added in circa mid C17 to the rear of the right hand room
(parlour); this kitchen wing has 1-room plan with a gable end fireplace
with an oven. Probably in the late C18 the house was converted into 3 one-
room plan cottages; the 2 cottages in the original front range shared a
central entrance lobby at the front which was probably in the partition of
the original entrance; the entrance to the cottage in the rear wing is at
the side. Parallel with the entrance to the cottage in the rear wing is at
the side. Parallel with the rear wing and in the angle with the main range
there is a service room for the rear cottage; this room and the long single
storey outbuilding at the left end of the main range were probably added in
late C18 when the house was divided. In C20 the cottages were reunited
into one house and the accommodation was extended into the outbuilding at
the left end; but recently the rear wing has been used for separate
Exterior: 2 storeys. 2 window range. Ground floor C20 3-light casements
with glazing bars. First floor C20 aluminium casements have central porch
with stone rubble side walls and lean-to slate roof originally open-fronted
but has now glazed front; inside the porch niches the side walls are
probably blocked windows. Pair of doorways with C19 plank doors at splayed
angle forming a lobby at back of the porch. Low single storey wing to left
with scantle slate roof aluminium windows and C20 door.
At rear the wing has large external stack on gable end and various c20
casements and plank door on side with C20 glazed porch. Parallel to the
rear wing in the angle with the main range there is a narrow gable-ended
storey C20 extension.
Interior: the original house has plank and muntin partition between the
two ground storey rooms, only exposed on the left side which has chamfered
mortices with worn stops at low level. Plastered partition above on first
floor coincides with a truss. chamfered cross-beams; right hand room with
straight cut stops and half beam on right end wall; the left end has a
timber lintel with narrow chamfers with run-out stops and stone rubble
jambs. The fireplace in the right end has been blocked with small C20
fireplace with blocked oven, chamfered timber lintel with straight cut
stops and stone rubble jambs; the fireplace above has chamfered timber
lintel on wooden corbels.
Roof: Roof-space not accessible but the original structure appears to have
survived; the short curved feet of the 5 principal rafters are visible in
the first floor rooms of the original house and the purlins seem to be
threaded. In the first floor room of the rear wing the feet of the
principal rafters are just visible.
Listing NGR: SX7797962526
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