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Description: Craig Cottage
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 101187
OS Grid Reference: SX8607455066
OS Grid Coordinates: 286074, 55066
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3844, -3.6038
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16/274 LOWER STREET
Craig Cottage (formerly
listed as block of 3 cottages
9.2.61 west of church)
House. Circa early to mid C17 with late C20 alterations and extension.
Painted stone rubble. Slate roof, hipped at the right hand end and gabled
at the left end abutting Highclere (qv). Red clay ridge tiles. Painted
stone rubble at the right hand end with a rendered tapered top and a
lowered clay pot. The rear lateral stack has been taken down.
Plan: 2-room and through passage plan; the lower end room to the right
heated from a gable end stack was probably the hall/kitchen; the slightly
larger left hand room was probably the parlour with a lateral fireplace at
the back and a rear stair turret between the fireplace and passage back
The house is said to have been divided into cottages before the late C20
alterations which involved the removal of the right hand side partition of
the passage and the formation of a small entrance lobby at the front of the
passage; the rear lateral fireplace of the left hand room was made into a
doorway for a 2-storey wing at the wing.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front. All 3-light C19 3-light
casements with glazing bars except for a tiny 1-light ground floor window
to the left and an early to mid C17 4-light casement to the left of centre
with glazing bars (on the inside of the window frame the right of centre
has a cyma and fillet moulded wooden doorframe, the left hand jamb has been
replaced; the circa late C18 or C19 plank door has earlier wrought iron
hinges. A late C20 glazed door to the left hand of the front.
The right hand end wall has 2 small C19 casements under the eaves and a c20
3-light casement with glazing bars on the ground floor.
At the back the projecting stair turret is buried in the late C20 rear
Interior: The fireplace at the right hand end has a large slightly cranked
timber lintel with a cyma and filet moulding with rear straps which are
partly embedded in the later stone rubble jambs. The rear lateral
fireplace of the left hand room is now a doorway but the dressed slate
jambs remain. To the right of this former fireplace a newel staircase with
a wooden newel part and a wooden lintel over the doorway with scratch
moulding. Later roughly chamfered ceiling beams. A fielded panel
partition on the first floor.
Roof: A 5-bay roof with straight principals, the roughly chamfered cranked
collars are notch lap-jointed to the principals which have threaded purlins
and mortice and tenoned apexes which have diagonal trenches for the
ridgepiece which is missing.
Listing NGR: SX8607455066
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Source: English Heritage
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