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Description: End Cottage
Date Listed: 6 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 146075
OS Grid Reference: SU5571517533
OS Grid Coordinates: 455715, 117533
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9545, -1.2081
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BISHOPS WALTHAM FREE STREET
SU 55 17
9/40 Wheatsheaf Cottage,
Middle Cottage, and End
Once the Wheatsheaf Inn, now three houses. Late-medieval timber-framed hall
with two-storeyed crosswing, with early C18 extension (End Cottage) and re-
cladding, with minor features of the late C19 and C20. Front wall of brickwork
in Flemish bond with blue headers, plinth, cambered openings (arch in the gable),
remains of rubbed flat arches to two windows now replaced by a cambered arch to
one window, 1st floor band to part, deep eaves fascia on brick dentils to the
south side; north wall with exposed brick-nogged frame, other walls of painted
brickwork. Tile roof, half-hipped at the north end, with large middle gable
(to crosswing), and higher roof to the south side ending in a gable. Large
hall with inserted 1st floor and fireplace (c1600), with crosswing having a
gabled front masking a once-jettied 1st floor, and a south side extension of the
early C18 with later alterations to the fenestration; west front elevation of
two storeys (centre with attic), 3.2.1. windows. Casements, the south side with
sashes, including a splayed bay. Two plain doorways, with C20 hipped tiled
canopies on posts. The interior of Middle Cottage indicates the medieval form; the
former jettied upper floor, the gabled cross wing, and the insertion of fire-
place and upper floor to the former hall. End cottage has an oak staircase.
Listing NGR: SU5569717744
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Source: English Heritage
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