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Orchard Cottage, Ashton under Hill

Description: Orchard Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 148469

OS Grid Reference: SO9956438232
OS Grid Coordinates: 399564, 238232
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0425, -2.0078

Location: Cotton's Lane, Ashton Under Hill, Worcestershire WR11 6SS

Locality: Ashton under Hill
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR11 6SS

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Listing Text

SO 9838 - 9938
7/17 22/16 Orchard Cottage
- II

House. Dated 1642, with mid-C19 and mid-C20 alterations. Part timber-framed
with painted brick and rendered infill on coursed limestone rubble base,
part limestone rubble, with slate roofs: L-plan; main range of two framed
bays aligned north/south and on the north side is a large external ashlar
chimney with tiled offsets and a pair of square stacks with a frieze and
the date "1642" inscribed beneath the moulded cappings. At the north end
is an intersecting cross-wing of three framed bays which has a large chimney
between its central and west bays with a tall brick ridge stack. Part two
storeys and attic, part single storey and attic with dormers. Framing: three
panels from sill to wall-plate; cross-wing has a truncated collar and tie-beam
truss with four struts at its west end and a collar and tie-beam truss with two
collars and three struts to the lower collar at its east end. West front elevation:
windows are C20 leaded casements. Main part has two square stair lights; gable
end of cross-wing to left has three ground floor 2-light windows and an attic
light. In the angle with the main part is a 3-light window with a plank weather-
ing, a 2-light window, a single-light window and a raking-top dormer with a square
window. Attic light at south end of main part. Main entrance on north side of
cross-wing and has a lean-to C20 brick porch and C20 door. There is a C17 or
earlier door to the rear of the main range said to have come from the church.
Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SO9956438232

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Source: English Heritage

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