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Penguin Cottage, Dorchester

Description: Penguin Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248107

OS Grid Reference: SU5783194190
OS Grid Coordinates: 457831, 194190
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6435, -1.1656

Location: Henley Road, Dorchester, Oxfordshire OX10 7HN

Locality: Dorchester
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX10 7HN

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Listing Text

SU5794 (West side)
5/77 Nos,13,15,17 and No.19
18/07/63 (Penguin Cottage)
(Formerly listed as range of
4 cottages adjoining Virginia
on S)


Row of 4 cottages. Probably late medieval altered C17/18. Rendered timber
framing; thatch roof with brick stacks. Single-unit plans. One storey plus
attics. Front has 4 entrances, with plank and 4-panel doors, plus a passage
entrance with a stable door. Windows are all small-pane casements except for
No.17 which has sashes and a pair of panelled shutters. First-floor windows are
mostly half dormers. Unit to left of centre (No.15) has a higher ground-floor
level. Interiors not inspected but noted as being at least partly cruck framed.
(M. Airs "The Secular Buildings of Dorchester". Dorchester through the Ages,

Listing NGR: SU5782894186

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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