Description: Box Tree Cottage
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 162750
OS Grid Reference: TL2136628627
OS Grid Coordinates: 521366, 228627
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9429, -0.2357
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WYMONDLEY ARCH ROAD
TL 2128 (East side)
10/138 Box Tree Cottage
House. C15 former open hall house, late C17 alterations and floor
inserted, altered C19. Timber frame on stucco sill, roughcast, some red
brick to ground floor at N end. Steep pitched roof formerly thatched,
now slated at front but old red tile at rear extending down over
outshut. A 2-storeys, 3-cells plan house set back a little from road
facing W. 4 structural bays with 2-bays hall, inserted chimney with
fireplace at N end of hall, parlour at S with staircase and C17 large
external S gable chimney. Service bay at N end with winding stair in NW
corner and an C18 external N gable chimney. W front has 3 3-lights flush
small casement windows to each floor, the upper ones cutting into deep
plaster eaves cove. Continuous drip over ground floor windows and
4-panels flush beaded door into lower bay of hall. Interior has exposed
frame with brick infill, curved corner tension braces cut into backs of
studs, jowled posts, straight tension braces in 2 hall bays,
clasped-purlin roof with curved wind-braces. Hall floor carried on
cross-beam. Original axial joists of heavy section in service bay.
Edge-halved scarf joints with bridled butts in wallplates.
Listing NGR: TL2136628627
Source: English Heritage
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