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Description: Benson Cottage
Date Listed: 22 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 245986
OS Grid Reference: SP5400203796
OS Grid Coordinates: 454002, 203796
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7303, -1.2195
SP50 SW 26/87 (west side)
No 11 (Benson
House. 2nd ½ C17; altered. Rubblestone; C20 tile roof; rebuilt brick stacks.
Central lobby entrance with unheated room to rear. 2 storeys with attic; 3
bays; C20 single-storey kitchen wing addition to rear right not of special
interest. Entrance, to left of centre, has C20 part-glazed door in wide opening
with deep canopy on scrolled brackets, and 2-light window above. 3-light
windows to flanking bays. Windows all with timber lintels and C20 casements.
Quoin-like stones to doorway and left-hand ground-floor window. A horizontal
timber to right on ground floor. End stacks. Rear: various C20 windows; sky-
light to roof. Right return: small attic window. Interior: in right-hand room,
inglenook fireplace with chamfered timber bressummer and chamfered quoins;
wooden seat inside on right and, on left, bread oven with stone voussoirs, brick
lining, and flue below. Chamfered spine beams, that to lst-floor right-hand
room with stepped cyma stops. Splayed window reveals; wooden mullions to outer
lst-floor windows at front. Plank and 4-panel doors. Central straight-flight
stair (with winders at bottom) has C19 balustrade. Original tie-beams, but
other roof timbers C20. In attic, right-hand stack rises, semi-circular on
plan, of stone with brick at top.
Listing NGR: SP5400203796
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