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Description: Sun Cottage
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 116413
OS Grid Reference: TL8661919286
OS Grid Coordinates: 586619, 219286
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8410, 0.7076
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FEERING FEERING HILL
TL 8619-8719 (north-west side)
8/92 No. 5 (Sun Cottage)
Part of mansion, now house, shop and garage. C15, extended in C16. Timber
framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red plain tiles. Main range of 4 bays
facing SE with continuous jetty. Early C16 stack in second bay from left end,
behind axis. C17/18 stack at right end, in front of axis. Corridor extension
to rear, c.1560. Wing to rear of right end, 3 bays, formerly longer, C16.
Originally this property was combined with that to the left (now No. 3, The Sun
Inn) and that to the right (now No. 7, Feering House), forming a mansion known
as Strangers (see items 8/91 and 8/93). 2 storeys. Ground floor, one C20
casement, C19 shop projecting under jetty, with half-glazed door, and double
doors to garage. First floor, C16 oriel, the base plastered over and the
windows altered to C20 casements, and 2 C20 casements. At the left end, plain
boarded door with one small light, within late C16 gabled porch with moulded and
carved 4-centred outer arch, and original carved bargeboards. The beams and
plain joists of horizontal section are visible below the jetty. The joists are
jointed to the chamfered axial beams with central tenons. Jowled posts, close
studding. The stack near the left end has on the ground floor a wide
wood-burning hearth, and above the mantel beam a niche with chamfered jambs and
4-centred arch. The hearth is reduced with an C18 pine fire surround with
rocaille ornament carved in bold relief, and a plain cupboard to the right.
This room has an C18 moulded wooden coving. On the first floor the stack has a
chamfered and mitred mantel beam over a wood-burning hearth, and above it a
niche with trefoiled head of moulded brick, early C16. Original floorboards.
Arched braces to cambered tiebeams, originally of 2 open trusses, now studded
and partitioned. Crownpost roof with axial bracing. Simple wall painting of
arcaded design, early C17, on partition in attic. In the rear corridor
extension, edge-halved and bridled scarf, and 2 blocked windows of early glazed
type each with one moulded mullion. Moulded 4-plank door, early C17, to rear of
ground floor. Early C19 half-glazed door on first floor with 2 large
bull's-eye panes. RCHM 30.
Listing NGR: TL8661919286
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Source: English Heritage
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