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Description: Russell's End
Date Listed: 17 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 125830
OS Grid Reference: SO7468833110
OS Grid Coordinates: 374688, 233110
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9959, -2.3701
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SO 73 SW
5/13 Russell's End
Former farmhouse, now house and cottage. C15, possibly C16, C17,
C18, C19. Brick-nogged timber-framing, partly rebuilt in brick,
stone end wing, tiled roof. 'Z'-plan, main leg 4 or 5 bays, 1½
storeys: 2½-bay framed wing, 2 storeys: cottage other end, 2
storeys. End of house towards old drive from west: gable to main
block on left, wing on right. Full cruck to gable, originally
infilled 4 panels high, bottom replaced brickwork. Three-light
mullion and transom window to ground floor, cambered brick arch
over: similar above. To right 2-panel high close-studded framing
ground floor, 3-panel wider-set studs above: 4-panel door, top
half glazed, bottom flush, under open lean-to porch, timber post.
Two-light casement above. To right large stone external chimney
base, changing to brick above. Further timber framing in larger
panels to right, blocked window each floor. Cross-wing roof, small
hip on left down to ridge main block. Left return: corner timber
post; to left wall rebuilt in brick: 3-light mullion and transom
window, cambered brick arch; stone steps down to cellar opening
below left; slightly projecting brick chimney breast, rendered
above eaves with offsets. Two-light similar window to left, 6-
panel door under cambered brick arch beyond. Timber-framing
survives to left: C20 casement window; on left 2-light casement
infilling blocked door to former cross passage, timber Tudor-arch
head over: blocked window above. Two main posts adjoin immediately
to left: later square-panel framing beyond, 4-panel high to eaves.
Four-light mullion and transom window with half-glazed door
inserted in right end. Four gabled dormers, with 2-light casements
above. On left stone back wall of service wing, now cottage,
Internally, 3 cruck trusses in main wing, most cut away below first
floor level: 1 pair purlins, square ridge. Truss nearest gable
probably originally infilled, second open with shaped collar.
Kitchen beyond crucks: 2 boarded doors, 3 panelled cupboard doors
with 'H' hinges: large lateral stack at rear. Wing to right of
porch, chamfered beams to ground floor ceiling, fielded dado
panelling, eared surround to fireplace and cupboard door, close-
studded walls to passage. Queen-strut trusses, 2 pairs purlins,
straight braces to ends only, square ridge. An open cruck hall
originally, later floored over, part of 3-bay cruck house: service
end rebuilt C17: wing to solar end probably earlier, altered C18.
Interior of cottage not inspected.
Listing NGR: SO7468833110
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Source: English Heritage
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