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Description: Church Cottage
Date Listed: 3 May 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 137910
OS Grid Reference: SU6359652179
OS Grid Coordinates: 463596, 152179
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2652, -1.0899
SU 65 SW CHURCH SQUARE
3.5.49 Church Cottage
C16, Cl7, C18. A building of several periods, the core being a late medieval
hall with a north wing (now altered) and a late south wing; to the rear (west)
of the north end is an attached barn of the C18; minor modern rear attachments.
The front (east) is of 2 storeys with irregular fenestration, under an old hipped
tile roof. The centre has a massive exposed timber frame, the upper part jettied
above a moulded board, the ground-floor section with bricknozzled close verticals
and almost continuous fenestration in its upper part (including an original
mullioned light, a mullioned and transomed bay, a later mullioned window, and
a brick-filled frame ending at the north side as a Tudor doorway with old boarded
door. The south side has later 1st floor exposed framing above modern brickwork;
this is repeated at the north side but the exterior screens an older full-height
interior of 3 bays. The barn has a quoins post frame with aisles of 6 bays with
modern dormer-like windows. Within, the oldest part is a ground floor room, with
an inserted ceiling and massive fireplace, some Cl7 panelling, Tudor door frames,
and a panelled door. Upstairs the Queen post truss is exposed. Windows are
modern casements. The building was a priest's house with tithe barn later a
malthouse, and still later a National School.
Listing NGR: SU6363152194
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Source: English Heritage
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