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Rush Fen Cottage and Chiverton's Cottage, Geldeston

Description: Rush Fen Cottage and Chiverton's Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 226827

OS Grid Reference: TM3852392152
OS Grid Coordinates: 638523, 292152
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4751, 1.5108

Location: Yarmouth Road, Geldeston, Norfolk NR34 0HG

Locality: Geldeston
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR34 0HG

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-
TM 39 SE
7/50 Rush Fen Cottage
and Chilverton's Cottage

The entry shall be amended to read:-

7/50 Rush Fen Cottage
and Chiverton's Cottage



TM 39 SE
7/50 Rush Fen Cottage
and Chilverton's Cottage

- II

Pair of cottages. Medieval and later. Timber framed and colourwashed at
west end, encased in later red brick to east. Steeply-pitched pantile roof.
Two storeys and 1 1/2 stoeys, rectangular plan. Chilverton's Cottage C17 two
storeys, restored mid C20. 3-light C20 casements, ground floor glazed doors.
Two 2-light ovolo-moulded mullion windows survive at south side of chimney
stack, one inscribed R.G. 1618. One blocked ovolo-moulded window at first
floor level on north wall. Beam supporting first floor has stepped run-out
chamfer stops. Chimney stack at east end. Rush Fen Cottage has red brick
encasing timber frame. East gable rendered and colourwashed. 1 1/2 storeys
with roof sweeping down to low eaves line, wider than Chilverton's Cottage.
Fenestration generally C20 casements with segmental arches over openings.
C20 gabled and weatherboarded dormer on west side. Off-centre axial chimney
stack. First floor east end contains two jowled principal posts, octagonal
in section below expanded top, with moulded capitals. Cambered tie between
posts. Trenches for passing braces in jowled post and tie. Square-set aisle
plates with straight braces to principal posts. Aisle posts now truncated
by the C16 insertion of the first floor, and are supported on a tie beam with
broach chamfer stops. This is a fragment of a C14aisled structre, apparently
in situ.

Listing NGR: TM3852392152

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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