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Chescombe Cottage, Cerne Abbas

Description: Chescombe Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 August 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 105538

OS Grid Reference: ST6652101057
OS Grid Coordinates: 366521, 101057
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8081, -2.4765

Location: 23 Back Lane, Cerne Abbas, Dorset DT2 7JW

Locality: Cerne Abbas
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 7JW

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Listing Text

The following shall be added to the list:-

No. 10
(Chescombe Cottage)


House. Circa early C17, extended in C18 and C19. Plastered cob. Thatched roof,
gabled at right hand end and hipped over lower roofed extension at left end.
Axial stack to left of centre and lateral stack at rear of right hand end,both
with rebuilt brick shafts.
Plan and development :- Long 4-room plan range with an axial stack with back-to
-back fireplaces between the two centre rooms. The original house is the 2-room
plan section on the right(west), the hall/kitchen on the left heated from a gable
end(now axial) stack and with a small unheated room on the right. It was probably
in the C18 that a 1-room plan extension was built with a stack backing onto the
stack of the original range. In the C19 a further 1-room plan extension was built
at the left(east) end and the whole range was converted into 2 2-room cottages;
reunited into 1 house in C20.
Exterior:- 2 storeys. Assymmetrical 4/5 window range. C20 2-light casements with
horizontal glazing bars. C19 and C20 plank doors to left and right. At rear C20
2-light casements with glazing bars.
Interior:- Centre right hand room has chamfered cross-beam with ogee stops, large
fireplace with roughly chamfered lintel and C19 winder staircase in corner. Centre
left hand room has boxed-in unchamfered cross-beam and brick fireplace with roughly
chamfered lintel. The roof has been largely replaced in C20 but two trusses at
right hand(west) end survive; the right hand with collar morticed and tenoned into
straight principals, the left hand truss has collar lapped and pegged to face of
straight principals and both have trenched purlins.

Listing NGR: ST6652101057

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Source: English Heritage

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