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Description: 159, Botley Road
Date Listed: 22 October 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 141447
OS Grid Reference: SU5142109467
OS Grid Coordinates: 451421, 109467
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8824, -1.2704
(South West Side)
SU 5109 16/287
Early C17. Timber framed cottage. Substantial framing with red brick infilling
(some panels plastered). Half hipped thatched roof carried low over single storey
southern part. Additional single storey timber framed northern outshut with pantiled
roof. Centre chimney stack. Thatched centre porch. 1 and a half storeys with
1 dormer. 3 windows. Interior has walls with exposed square panel framing (some
wattle and daub infill remains). Thick ceilings of mud and straw. Jacobean fireplaces,
former bread oven and cast iron early C17 fireback found under later grate. Original
staircase beside stack with triangular blocks of oak as steps, now replaced by
modern staircase. Some, possibly earlier, moulded and stopped ceiling beams.
Roof has collars, tie beams and wind braces. Very low doors to upper floor.
Village forge (which was across the road but is now demolished) formerly belonged
to the Harper family who lived in this cottage.
Listing NGR: SU5142009474
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Source: English Heritage
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