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Description: Week Cottages
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 101092
OS Grid Reference: SX7795662396
OS Grid Coordinates: 277956, 62396
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4487, -3.7203
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SX76SE Nos 1, 2 and 3 Week
Row of 3 cottages probably one house originally. Probably C16, extended
and converted into a row of cottages in early to mid C17. Local stone
rubble upper section of walls are plastered cob. thatched roof, gabled at
right end and swept down over lean-to at left end; eyebrow eaves over first
floor windows. 2 large stone rubble lateral stacks at rear and gable end
stack to right.
Plan: of the original house uncertain, but it may have had 3 rooms and a
through passage, the lower end to the right. In early to mid C17 it was
converted into a row of cottages. No 1 to the right occupying the lower
end with partitions inserted to form 2 rooms and a central passage; heated
room to right with lower gable end stack with oven and an unheated room to
left. No 2 of centre occupies the hall, it is a one heated room plan with
a rear lateral stack the passage to the right may be in the position of the
original passage or it may have been further to the right in the unheated
room of No 1. No 3 to the left occupies the inner room, if the original
house had an inner room; this has been enlarged to form the main heated
room of a 2-room plan cottage with a rear lateral stack and a newel stair
to its right wide, a central passage and a smaller unheated room at the
left end without a chamber over. Nos 1 and 2 have circa C18 or C19
staircases on the rear walls of their left hand rooms. The outshuts at the
back are probably c18 and C19.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Long 8 window range, the 3 windows to left set back
slightly and one window to left in single storey part. Late C19 or C20 2
and 3-light casements with glazing bars. The right hand ground floor C17
2-light ovolo moulded stone mullion window has a hoodmould. The other
ground floor windows have timber lintels, some chamfered. The 4 first
floor windows to right have chamfered timber lintels with pronounced camber
under the eyebrowed eaves. 3 doorways: No 1 to right has chamfered timber
lintel with straight cut stops chamfered C17 doorframe with mason's mitres,
Cl9 plank door and C20 slated canopy; No 2 to right of centre has similar
lintel, doorframe and door but single piece of slate for canopy supported
on old timber cantilevers and rafters; No 3 to left has timber lintel with
run-out stops plank door with wrought iron hinges and slated canopy on
timber cantilevers. There is a small squint in the angle where the left
hand extension is set back.
Interior: No 1 to right has chamfered cross-beam without stops in right
hand room and gable end fireplace with an oven and rendered timber lintel.
To left of entrance the remains of a plank partition now concealed bay
boards. Roof inaccessible but feet of very steep principals visible in
first floor rooms. No 2 of centre has chamfered unstopped ceiling beams,
rear lateral fireplace with stone rubble jambs and renewed timber lintel.
Circa C19 stairs on rear wall. Very steep straight principals with lapped
collars visible in first floor room and roof space inaccessible. No 3 to
left has chamfered cross beam with bar pyramid stops at one end only stops
at the other end possibly buried in the wall and unchamfered joists; newel
stair at rear of same room; and roof with threaded purlins.
Listing NGR: SX7795662396
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