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Description: Orchard Cottage
Date Listed: 24 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 163167
OS Grid Reference: TL1454131997
OS Grid Coordinates: 514541, 231997
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9746, -0.3339
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PIRTON HIGH STREET
TL 1431 (North side)
7/157 No. 7
- (Orchard Cottage)
House. Circa 1600, E extension c.1980. Timber frame, roughcast, with
steep pitched roof formerly thatched now slated. A 2-storeys and attic,
2-cells, internal chimney, lobby-entry plan house facing S with
contemporary lean-to rear outshut, and 2-storeys E extension in matching
finishes. S front has 3 3-lights flush casement windows to each floor,
gabled porch opposite large chimney, and another to E extension next E
corner. Interior has exposed timbers with jowled posts, unjowled mid-bay
posts, clasped-purlin roof on straight inclined queen-posts, edge-halved
scarf joints, long thin straight tension braces, chamfered axial floor
beams with ogee stops and roughly squared joists. W room more important
with Jacobean scrolled bracket supporting W end of floor beam, principal
fireplace with pointed arched recesses in back, and winding stair to S
of stack. Moulded plank door on 1st floor.
Listing NGR: TL1454131997
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Source: English Heritage
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