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Description: Cooks Hill
Date Listed: 14 March 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 148128
OS Grid Reference: SO8747661517
OS Grid Coordinates: 387476, 261517
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2517, -2.1849
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SO 86 SE SALWARPE CP SALWARPE
4/232 Cooks Cooks Hill
Also called The Tappet Hen. Shown on OS map as Cookshill Cottage.
House. C15, altered and extended probably late C17 and mid-C20. Timber-
framed, painted brick and rendered infill on sandstone rubble base, brick
replacement walling, refacing and additions, plain tiled roofs, half-hipped
to front wing, large brick central ridge stack with three square shafts and
joint cap, also small ridge stack to west wing. Former cruck hall house of
four bays with two-bay hall, one bay of which is now occupied by large chimney,
on roughly north/south axis with gable end facing road and single bay additions
at centre of both side elevations to form cruciform plan; east wing extended
mid-C20; single storey and attic with dormers. Framing: visible mainly in
right side elevation; two and three panels from sill to wall-plate, long
straight braces in west wing gable end, end cruck trusses now replaced by
collar-and-tie-beam trusses with queen struts. Front elevation facing road:
north end bay of original part projects; gable end has two 2-light casements,
one with plank weathering, one with cambered head, 2-light attic casement with
plank weathering and, at right side, a narrow door with lean-to canopy on
shaped brackets; in left side elevation is a C20 square light, 2-light casement
and flat-roofed dormer with casement and in the right side elevation is a
3-light C20 casement and gabled dormer with 2-light casement; projecting
from the main range to the left is a C17 single bay wing, brick with a 2-
course band above ground floor level, a 3-light ground floor casement and
a half-dormer with catslide roof and 2-light casement; to the left of this
is the C20 addition; projecting to the right of the main range is the other
C17 single bay wing in which there is a 2-light casement. To the rear of
this wing is the present main entrance of C20 date. Interior: three cruck
trusses are retained; back-to-back inglenook fireplaces in lower bay of
hall and inserted floor.
Listing NGR: SO8747661517
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