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Description: Spring Cottage
Date Listed: 31 July 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 106037
OS Grid Reference: ST6043907734
OS Grid Coordinates: 360439, 107734
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8678, -2.5635
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ST 6007 NEAL'S LANE
7/19 Spring Cottage
Cottage, now attached and forming annexe to a C19 cottage. Late C15, of
open-hall form, altered in C16 and C17. Possibly originally timber-framed.
Walls now of rubble stone thatched roof, with coped gable at left end.
Brick stack at left end, stone stack right of door. One storey and attic.
Ledged door - into cross-passage. Ground floor has 3 casements with lead
lights. Attic has one dormer with similar casements. Internally, the whole
roof smoke-blackened, ie house originally open throughout. Remains of
original wattle ceiling - hidden by recent lining. 2 cruck trusses and one
collar truss. Lower end room - at left end, now used as garage; one deep
chamfered ceiling beam. Hall has inserted intersecting moulded beamed
ceiling. Inserted stack - C16 - with moulded timber lintel and jambs.
Heavy plank and muntin partition between hall and inner room, with shouldered
arched doorway. Head beam of partition notched for joists - below present
ceiling level - could indicate internal jetty. A small house of exceptional
interest. (RCHM Monument 12. (Dorset. Vol.I). R Machin "The Houses of
Yetminster." University of Bristol. 1978) The C19 cottage not of-special
Listing NGR: ST6043907734
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