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Morley Cottages, Bicker

Description: Morley Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 February 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 192078

OS Grid Reference: TF2261737511
OS Grid Coordinates: 522617, 337511
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9210, -0.1776

Location: Morley Lane, Bicker, Lincolnshire PE20 3DS

Locality: Bicker
Local Authority: Boston Borough Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE20 3DS

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Listing Text

(north side)

7/26 Morley Cottages (formerly
27/2/79 listed as two cottages approx
G.V. 85 yards West North West of
II (Morley House )

House, later converted to pair of cottages. C16, possibly
incorporating earlier core, altered C18, C19. Timber frame, mud
and stud, coursed limestone rubble, red brick and render.
Pantile roof with one raised coped gable and one half hip,
originally over thatch. Single axial ridge and gable stacks.
Originally lobby entry plan. 2 storey, 5 bay front with
dentillated eaves course, having central blocked doorway with to
left a pair of sliding glazing bar sashes and a plain door. To
right a glazing bar sash and a half glazed Cl9 door. All
openings have segmental brick heads. To first floor are 2 small
glazing bar casements to eaves. The coursed limestone rubble is
in patches only to plinth level but is much cut about. The rear
wall also has stone plinth, lower to the right and the wall,
originally mud and stud, is now completely underbuilt in brick
on the left hand side and to approximately half its height on the
right hand side. The framing is of reversed assembly type.
Interior retains chamfered girder with shield stop, an C18
softwood girder has been inserted into former open hall, and the
original parlour end has 2 diamond stepped chamfered girders and
now an early Cl9 wooden overmantle with roundels to kitchen
range. On the first floor the timber bay posts survive with
straight braces to wall plate which has regular small holes in
the underside for earlier framing. The central tie beam is
arched and braced. The C16 clasped purlin roof survives.

Listing NGR: TF2261737511

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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