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Description: Croft Dene
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 101091
OS Grid Reference: SX7797662410
OS Grid Coordinates: 277976, 62410
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4488, -3.7200
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1/176 Croft Dene (formerly
listed as Sunny-Dale
and No 1 Croftdene)
House converted into 2 and later reunited into one house. Late medieval,
extended and remodelled in C17 and later. Rendered stone rubble. Steeply
pitched dry slate roof, left end half hipped right end gabled with rendered
stair with tapered cap and drystones. Two large rendered rear lateral
stacks enclosed within rear outshuts which have catslide roofs.
Plan: The plan is 3 rooms, the 2 rooms to the left are the original house
which was extremely or in part open to the roof. The circa mid to late C17
floors were inserted and the plan now has a cross passage between the 2
rooms with a newel stairs at the back of the passage; the left hand room is
the smaller and each room has a rear lateral stack. Also in circa mid to
late C17 probably when the floors were inserted, a one room plan addition
was built at the right end with a wide passage or narrow unheated room
between, and a gable end stack. There is a rounded recess in the rear wall
of the passage or narrow room, probably a newel stair. The partition
between the passage (or room) and the room to the right may be more recent
and therefore originally one large room. 2 phases of outshuts have been
added to the rear, the deeper outshut behind the left end.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5 window range in 3:2 arrangement the
right hand 2 windows being the C17 addition. The left hand 3 window part
has C19 3-light casements with glazing bars and central doorway with circa
C17 chamfered wooden doorframe with C20 door and probably C17 or C18 large
rendered stone porch with lean-to roof. The right hand 2-window addition
has small C19 to C20 2-light casements with glazing bars on first floor,
and C20 casements on ground floor with large C20 glazed porch. At the
right end a lean-to with garage door at front. At rear 2 large rendered
lateral stacks to right and 2 phases of outshuts, the shorter and deeper to
the right with a catslide roof, the longer and shallower to the left is
below the eaves level of the main range.
Interior: Thin unstopped chamfered cross-beam in the left room of the
original house with a blocked rear fireplace. The centre room or right
room of the original house has closely spaced chamfered waney cross-beams
also without stops and a rear fireplace with stone rubble jambs and later
unchamfered timber lintel. The partitions between the passage and the left
room and central room are plastered stud or planks, and there is a wide
stone newel staircase rising from the back of the passage. The other
passage (or narrow room) between the central and right hand rooms has large
rough joists and a rounded recess in its rear wall possibly for a newel
stairs but now with C20 stairs across it. The right hand end room had C20
ceiling joists and a fireplace in the gable end wall blocked with a smaller
C20 fireplace. On the first floor over the centre room a rear fireplace
with a chamfered lintel.
Roof: the stone rubble partition wall at the right end of the centre room
is heightened with cob into which is embedded (and supported on the stone
wall below) a smoke-blackened raised hip cruck of a medieval roof which was
replaced probably in circa mid to late C17 when a new roof was built over
the whole building which has lapped and pegged collars and morticed apexes.
the roof over the right end is the same but the apexes have been pulled
apart and high collars inserted lapped and pegged to the principals.
Listing NGR: SX7797662410
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Source: English Heritage
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