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Description: Rose Cottage
Date Listed: 16 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 114196
OS Grid Reference: TL6804441182
OS Grid Coordinates: 568044, 241182
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0436, 0.4489
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TL 64 SE STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD CHAPEL STREET
2/62 No. 17 (Rose Cottage)
Crosswing, late C16, altered in C19, now a cottage. Timber framed, plastered,
roofed with handmade red clay tiles. 2 bays aligned NW-SE, forming the
parlour/solar crosswing of a hall house which formerly extended to the SW.
C19 chimney stack at NW end and single-storey extension with slate roof and
internal chimney stack beyond, C19. 2 storeys. NE elevation, half-glazed door
and 3-window range of double-hung sashes of 4 lights, late C19. Roof hipped
at NW end. The interior has jowled posts, exposed close studding on the upper
floor with curved 'Suffolk' bracing trenched inside, plain-chamfered axial and
transverse beams with lamb's tongue stops, unchamfered joists of horizontal
section. In the upper SE wall there are two blocked original windows, each
with a single hollow-moulded mullion and small diamond mortices for the
stiffening bars of early glazed windows of 2 leaded panels. In the upper NW
wall there is a blocked central unglazed window with 2 diamond mullions in situ,
one jamb altered. The roof is of clasped purlin construction with curved wind-
braces, the hipped NW bay altered in softwood. The survival of original glazed
and unglazed windows in the same crosswing is of particular interest. It
indicates that the house faced SE, and that this crosswing was built soon after
the expansion of the glass industry in England in the 1570s, when glass was
still used in small areas at the front and not at the back, of the best part
of the house. All other features are consistent with this dating.
Listing NGR: TL6804441182
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Source: English Heritage
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