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Description: Bull Cottages
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 157548
OS Grid Reference: TL0169503594
OS Grid Coordinates: 501695, 203594
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7219, -0.5292
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BOVINGDON CHURCH STREET
TL 0103 (East side)
10/21 Nos. 6, and 8
- (Bull Cottages)
House, now 2 houses. Early C16 base-cruck hall house with S crosswing,
chimney and floor inserted late C16/C17, gothicised in C19. Timber frame
roughcast but E gable of crosswing painted brick nogging to exposed
frame in upper part. Steep old red tile roofs.A 1½ storeys hall range
facing N, with 2 storeys service crosswing and gabled dormer to No. 8
3-light cast iron lattice casements on W with W side outshut under a
catslide roof. 4 windows, 2-bays 2 doors hall with central base-cruck
open truss, single-bay parlour on E may have extended a further bay to
E originally. Cross-passage marked by 2 service doors into crosswing at
W end of hall. Chimney C18 replacing later C16 smoke bay and re-using
elaborately moulded lintel. Winding stair, chimney and former baffle
entrance against central truss in lower bay of hall (No. 6). Floor
inserted in hall on axial beams, at different height from E bay.
Conventional box-frame construction with jowled posts and clasped-purlin
roof with curved wind braces (some double curved of early C16 date).
Angled knee to base crucks rising to a collar with straight braces from
crucks and long wind braces each side. Collar carries clasped purlins
supporting rafters. Interior shows clearly the structure of a former
open hall house with base-cruck open truss to 2-bay hall.
(Roberts (1975)No.18: RCHM Typescript).
Listing NGR: TL0169503594
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