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Description: Marlbrook Cottages
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 150217
OS Grid Reference: SO4368269778
OS Grid Coordinates: 343682, 269778
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3232, -2.8277
LEINTHALL STARKES CP LEINTHALL STARKES
SO 46 NW
6/38 Nos 1 & 2 Marlbrook Cottages
House divided into two dwellings. cl400 with C17 and C19 alterations and
additions; restored late C20. Timber-framed with rendered infill on rubble
base, partly roughcast with rubble additions, machine tiled roofs and brick
stack to rear of main ridge and at east end. Cruck hall house of two
(possibly once three) 15 foot square bays aligned east/west; easternmost
bay rebuilt or added in Cl7 and also intersecting cross-wing of two framed
bays at east end. Single storey and attic with dormers. Framing: complete
cruck truss survives at west end. (There are recorded to be two more
surviving inside). Main elevations were refaced in C17 and have three rows
of square panels. Cross-wing framing not visible externally. South front
elevation: windows are mainly C20 casements. Original range has a 3-light
window, a 4-light window with a cambered head and a single-light window on
the ground floor. Above are three gabled dormers, two with 2-light windows
and one with a 3-light window. There are two ledged and battened doors with
lean-to porches on straight brackets. The cross-wing gable end has a 3-light
ground floor window with a cambered head and also a 3-light attic window.
There is a small ledged and battened door at the west end. A rubble lean-to
addition adjoins the rear of the main range. There is also a rubble wing on
the east side with two shuttered windows and a pair of doors in its south
elevation. Interior: only partly inspected, and the two other recorded cruck
trusses were not visible. There are some stop-chamfered C17 main ceiling
beams and two winder staircases. (RCHM, Herefs III, p 105; BoE, p 222;
Alcock, N W: CBA Cruck Catalogue, 1981).
Listing NGR: SO4368269778
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