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Description: Watermans Cottages
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101209
OS Grid Reference: SX8651854778
OS Grid Coordinates: 286518, 54778
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3819, -3.5975
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SX8654-SX8754 MANOR STREET
17/297 DITTISHAM (South
Nos 1 and 2 Watermans
Pair of cottages, originally one house and once a public house and post
office. C17 or earlier, remodelled and extended in circa late C18 or C19.
Roughcast stone rubble. Slate roof with back glazed ridge tiles, hipped at
left hand end and half hipped at right end. Rendered stacks a either end
and earlier axial (originally gable end) stack rear left hand end with
heightened shaft and lateral stack at rear of right hand end with rendered
plan and development: The main front range has a 3-room plan. The centre
and right hand room is the extent of the original house of 2-room plan
probably with a central through passage. The larger left hand room heated
from a gable end stack and the right hand room has a lateral stack at the
back with a newel staircase to its side. In the lat C18 or early C19 a 1-
room plan addition was built at the left end possibly at the same time as
the house was converted into a pair of cottages, No 1 occupying the centre
and left rooms and the front of the through passage and No 2 has the back
of the passage and the right hand room. In the C20 an outshut was built
behind No 2.
Exterior: storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window north front. Small C18 or
early C19 2 and 3-light casements with glazing bars except for circa late
C19 2-light casement with glazing bars on first floor to right of centre
and late C20 2-light casements to right on ground and first floors; all
with slate sills. lThe ground floor window to left of centre has C17
chamfered timber lintel with bar stops. No l's doorway to left of centre
is the original through passage doorway and has a large open-fronted
roughcast porch with a lean-to scantle slate roof, sezats inside on the
side walls and a C20 glazed door. No 3 which is a single storey C20
addition set back on right is not included. Rear elevation not inspected.
Interior: only No 2 on right was inspected inside. Renewed ceiling beams.
Fireplace at rear with large slate lintel, one end on corbel. The newel
staircase is rounded turret to right of stack has been replaced. The roof
was also replaced in C20.
Listing NGR: SX8651854778
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Source: English Heritage
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