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Description: The Thatched Cottage
Date Listed: 20 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 140810
OS Grid Reference: SU3975432367
OS Grid Coordinates: 439754, 132367
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0892, -1.4337
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KINGS SOMBORNE UP SOMBORNE
SU 33 SE
5/23 The Thatched Cottage
(formerly Lovells Farm
Cottage. Late C15, encased C18, altered C19 & C20. Cruck timber-frame, painted brick
and rendered cob encasing, rendered addition, thatch roof. 1 1/2 storey, 3 bay with C20
wing to rear in centre. On road front, in each bay irregular C18 & C19 2-light case-
ment, 2 in centre bay, over 2-light casement in eyebrow dormer centre one C18, rest
C20. Roof half-hipped. Surviving upper part of cruck exposed at right end. Inside
2 cruck trusses, almost complete, exposed. Full crucks with diagonally set ridge
piece, collar and tie-beam that extends to carry wall plate. Diagonally set purlin,
scarf jointed at trusses and cut into blade. Top surface of most blades replaced,
curved braces run from this part of blade to purlin. During C20 restoration remains
of smoke hood found against right of centre truss when C18 stack take down. Flooring
over C17 with chamfered beams and joists.
Listing NGR: SU3975532368
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Source: English Heritage
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