Description: Bede or Watch House and House Attached to South
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232830
OS Grid Reference: TL0221884451
OS Grid Coordinates: -691200, 4232777
Latitude/Longitude: 100.0000, 100.0000
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PILTON MAIN STREET
TL0284 (East side)
16/107 Bede or Watch House and House
23/05/67 attached to S
(Formerly listed as Cottage
and adjoining cottages at
corner of footpath to Church
Shown on Ordnance Survey map as The Old Cottage.
Building of indeterminate use, known as the Bede House, or Watch House, and
attached house. Probably C16 and C19. Regular coursed limestone with
Colleyweston slate and concrete tile roofs. 2-unit plan. 3 storeys. 2-window
range. Central C19 plank door under wood lintel has 2 small C19 casements above
under stone lintel of original first floor door openings. C19 casement to right
of door is under continuous lintel with door. Small single-light window to left
under stone lintels. Remains of 2 casement windows at second floor have ashlar
dressings and continuous labels with carved head stops. Ball-flower corbel table
above with central plaque having carved heads above and below. Ashlar gable
parapets with carved kneelers. Old brick end stacks. That to left has an ashlar
base and ashlar cornice with nail-head decoration. One-unit cottage attached to
right has concrete tile roof and one C19 casement under wood lintel. C19 plank
door in right gable. Rear elevation has 2 leaded casements under wood lintels.
External stone staircase rises to left and turns into open passage at first
floor between the two buildings. C19 casement to first floor of houses. C19
single-unit, single-storey extension to right. Interior of Bede House has open
fireplace with bressumer and ceiling beams with joists horizontally laid. Second
floor of Bede House, accessible from external stair has triangular-head wall
niche. Brick stack has access point, said to be a look out. House has remains of
open fireplace. External carved masonry is probably reset. Said to have
connections with the Tresham family who lived at the Manor House (q.v.).
Listing NGR: TL0221884451
Source: English Heritage
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