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Description: Braeside Rose Cottage and Alms Cottage
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101244
OS Grid Reference: SX7775553188
OS Grid Coordinates: 277755, 53188
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3659, -3.7202
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9/332 Braeside Rose Cottage and Alms Cottage
Probably the church house originally, later used as almshouses, sexton's
house and possibly once the priest's house; now a cottage on the first
floor over a store.
Circa late C16 or early Cl7 with later alterations. Colourwashed stone
rubble. Welsh slate roof with gabled ends, the left hand (north) end has
hipped lean-to extension. Rendered shafts to gable end and axial stacks
with pots each made from 4 vertically set slates.
Plan: Rectangular plan of 2 ground floor rooms; smaller unheated room to
the left and large room to the right with a large right hand gable end
fireplace with ovens. Between the 2 rooms a thick masonry wall rises into
the roof with a later stack built against its right hand side providing
another fireplace for the larger room. There is a doorway in the partition
wall between the 2 rooms. There is an external doorway in the right hand
gable end beside the stack into the large right hand room. This may have
been the original entrance. There are also 2 blocked doorways on the
front; the right hand doorway is the alternative original entrance but the
left hand doorway into the smaller room is probably a later insertion.
Only the left end of the first floor was inspected but it seems that the
plan may have been the same as the ground floor plan but with entry into
the small left hand room via a first floor doorway in the left gable end
where the ground level is higher. The ground level at the rear is also at
first floor level and may have originally provided external access to the
large right hand room. The front of the building faces the churchyard
which is at ground floor level. The first floor has been divided to
provide dwelling accommodation and there are C19 and C20 lean-tos on the
left end wall. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3/4 window west front
facing the churchyard. 3 C20 casements on the first floor disposed
towards the left; there is a blocked window to the right. 4 irregularly
spaced windows on the ground floor, the left hand of which has a chamfered
timber lintel. The rear (east) wall has irregular masonry above the high
ground level, without windows, but there may be blocked openings. The
south end has a slate hung gable, 2 C20 first floor casements and
ground floor cantilevers. The north end has a circa C19 lean-to and a
C20 porch in the angle.
Interior: Ground floor large right hand room has a large gable end
fireplace with a timber lintel, its chamfer or moulding worn off, and 2
bread ovens, one of which at least is of stone. At the opposite end of
the large room a later fireplace, now blocked, has a heavily cambered
chamfered lintel. the larger right hand room has some chamfered waney
cross-beams, but most replaced. The smaller unheated left hand room has
one chamfered cross beam with step stops.
The left end room of the first floor is unpartitioned, but the right hand
end has later partitions inserted on the first floor.
Roof: The roof space is inaccessible but the feet of the principal
rafters are straight and therefore the roof structure may have been
Listing NGR: SX7775253186
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