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Norman Cottage, Beckford

Description: Norman Cottage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 148497

OS Grid Reference: SO9862137303
OS Grid Coordinates: 398621, 237303
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0341, -2.0215

Location: Beckford, Worcestershire GL20 7AT

Locality: Beckford
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL20 7AT

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Listing Text

SO 9837 - 9937
11/45 12/9 Norman Cottage

Chapel, now house. C12 with mid-C17, mid-C19 and mid-C20 alterations.
Limestone rubble with thatched roof. Rectangular plan having large C17
external chimney with offsets and partly rebuilt ashlar stack adjoining
to south-west. Single storey and attic with dormers. South front elevation:
two ground floor 2-light C19 casements, two eyebrow dormers with 2-light C19
casements; lean-to C20 glazed porch to left of centre, adjacent to external
chimney, with ledged and battened door within. East gable end incorporates
a C12 archway. In west gable end is an attic light above which survives
the jambs of a former C12 opening. There are also the remains of another
C12 opening beneath the eaves in the north wall. C20 brick lean-to outshut
at west gable end. Interior: C12 east archway has survived. On ground
floor the shafted jambs with moulded bases and cushion capitals are visible.
On attic floor detailing of archway survives intact and has a cable moulding
to the abaci, a double-quirked angle roll and a quirked hollow chamfered hood-
mould. The C12 north, west and east walls survive and are 2 feet 8 inches
thick and there is a splayed base to the west gable. The south wall was
rebuilt in the C17, a few feet north of the original wall when the building
was converted to a dwelling. It is recorded as being the nave of the former
chapel at Grafton which was broken into by local men and damaged beyond repair
in 1543. Excavations have revealed the foundations of the chancel and the
original plan of the nave. [W H Knowles: The Recently Discovered Church at
Grafton near Beckford and the Churches of Great Washbourne and Stoke Orchard,
Transcriptions of the Bristol and Gloucester Archaeological Society, Vol XLIII:
VCH 8, p 259 and 261 (Gloucs)].

Listing NGR: SO9862137303

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Source: English Heritage

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