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Description: Thorn Cottage
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 174785
OS Grid Reference: TQ7591243064
OS Grid Coordinates: 575912, 143064
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1598, 0.5143
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TQ 74 SE MARDEN THORN ROAD
4/122 Thorn Cottage (formerly
listed as Thorn Farm Cottage)
House. Mid C16, with late C16 or early C17 alterations. Timber
framed. Ground floor painted brick. Banded plain and fishscale tiles
to first floor to left of stack. First floor under and to right of
stack with exposed framing and plaster infilling. Tarred
weatherboarding to rear. Plain tile roof. 4 timber-framed bays,
floored, with narrow fifth bay to left end. 2 storeys. Broadly-spaced
studding with arch braces to right end bay. Narrow left end bay
apparently roofed as lean-to against higher gable of rest of house.
Roof gabled to right with exposed plain crown post with two foot-
braces, and with wall-plates jettied to carry one further rafter
couple with collar-purlin extended under collar. Brick ridge stack to
right end of second bay from right. Irregular fenestration of 3 small
wooden casements; one three-light towards left, one two-light towards
centre and one two-light to right. Shallow late C16 or early C17
eight-light chamfered mullioned and transomed oriel window to right
gable end of each floor, that to first floor on shaped brackets, that
to ground floor on painted brick plinth, both with two-light frieze-
windows with diamond subsidiary mullions. Ribbed door under small
open porch to left gable end. Short rear lean-to to left (with brick
in rat-trap bond), and another towards right end. Interior: only
partly inspected. Exposed framing. Chamfered axial beams and
unchamfered joists to ground-floor rooms. Evidence for full-height
partition to truss to left of stack. Unsooted roof with plain crown
posts with foot braces, and lapped collars. Broad C17 brick stack.
Listing NGR: TQ7591243064
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Source: English Heritage
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