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Description: Cherry Cottage
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101207
OS Grid Reference: SX8644154752
OS Grid Coordinates: 286441, 54752
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3817, -3.5985
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SX8654-SX8754 MANOR STREET
17/295 DITTISHAM (South side),
St Annes and Cherry Cottage
House, the first floor right hand (west) room is now part of an otherwise
late C20 house (Cherry Cottage).
Circa late C15 or early C16 remodelled probably in the late C16 or C17 and
again probably in C18 or C19; and extended in C20. Roughcast stone rubble.
Pink asbestos tile roof with gabled ends. 2 rendered axial stacks, the
hall stack to left of centre has slate weathering.
Plan: Originally a 2 or 3-rom and through passage plan, the lower end to
the left has been demolished; the hall is heated from an axial stack
backing onto the passage but from the evidence of smoke-blackened roof
timbers the hall and possibly also the lower end were open to the roof
originally and floored over in the late C16 or early C17. The small room
at the right hand end may have been an unheated inner room of the original
house or a later addition with an axial fireplace; its first floor chamber
is now part of the adjoining late C20 house (Cherry Cottage) at the higher
right hand end. The date of the demolition of the lower end is uncertain
but it is likely to have been in the C18 or C19 and possibly with the
putative addition of the right hand room. In the C20 an extension was
built behind the passage and hall.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window north front with C19 1, 2 and
3-light casements with glazing bars. Passage front doorway to left end of
front with late C19 panelled and glazed door. late C19 glazed double doors
towards right hand end of the front. To the right of the passage front
doorway the front wall has a projection which may be the oven of the hall's
axial stack. To the right there are 2 masonry raking buttresses. The left
hand gable end has a circa late C19 2-light casement on each floor with
glazing bars. The house is built into the bank at the rear where there is
a mid to late C20 2-storey flat-roof extension behind the passage and
Interior: The only early interior feature exposed is the wooden passage
rear doorframe which is chamfered and has a shouldered head. The hall and
the passage have later joists exposed. The right hand (possibly inne) room
has an unchamfered timber lintel to the axial fireplace.
Roof: The feet of the clean principals of the hall truss are exposed on
the first floor, they appear to be slightly curved; the principals have
mortices for the missing collar and threaded purlins. There is a smoke
blackened principal behind the hall stack which would have been built
underneath the truss if it is insitu. There is another blackened truss on
the lower end wall which was not thoroughly inspected.
N.B. Only the left hand (east) part of Cherry Cottage which oversails the
west end of St Annes is of special architectural interest.
Listing NGR: SX8644154752
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Source: English Heritage
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