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Description: Quest Cottage
Date Listed: 6 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116311
OS Grid Reference: TL7997824740
OS Grid Coordinates: 579978, 224740
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8921, 0.6141
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TL 7924 and 8024 STISTED THE STREET
7/292 and 8/292 No. 29 (Quest Cottage)
House. Circa 1600, extended in C18 and C20, with C19 Tudor Revival ornamental
detail. Timber framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. 2 bays
of a formerly longer range facing NW, with C19 external stack to left and C19
internal stack behind ridge in right bay. C18 2-bay extension to right with
internal stack at right end. C19 wing to rear left. Complex of C20 flat-roofed
2-storey and single-storey extensions to rear of main range. 2 storeys and
attic. 4 C20 casements on ground floor, 3 on first floor and one in attic
gable. C20 door in gabled porch, formed from formerly bracketed C19 canopy and
2 inserted posts, with fretted and pierced bargeboards of fleur-de-lis design
with carved finial and pendant. The C18 right range has a gambrel roof aligned
parallel with the front elevation, and a C19 feature gable facing the street
with bargeboards, finial and pendant as described on the porch. The left range
has a fretted and pierced eaves board of fleur-de-lis design. 2 elaborately
moulded octagonal shafts on each stack. In left range, jowled posts, chamfered
binding beams with lamb's tongue stops, arched braces to the 2 left tiebeams,
which are cambered. Chamfered joists of vertical section with lamb's tongue
stops, jointed to the binding beams with soffit tenons with diminished haunches.
Studs in right end mostly missing. 2 inserted posts in this wall, on the upper
storey, which are square at the base, chamfered to an octagonal section above,
with lamb's tongue stops, nailed in position, probably re-used from a G17 bed.
Clasped purlin roof, complete. The left truss is open, and indicates that
originally this range continued to the left, behind the right (service) bay of
Rufus Leo (item 7/291, q.v.). The right range has a chamfered transverse beam
of vertical section with lamb's tongue stops, possibly inserted, and plain
joists of vertical section. Wood-burning hearth at right, jambs of 0.23 metre
brickwork, original mantel beam, mutilated and covered.
Listing NGR: TL7997824740
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