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Description: The Old Cottage
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248154
OS Grid Reference: SU5782994132
OS Grid Coordinates: 457829, 194132
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6430, -1.1657
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DORCHESTER ROTTEN ROW
SU5794 (West side)
5/123 No.13 (The Old Cottage)
18/07/63 (Formerly listed as The Old
Cottage, High Street)
House. C15, altered and extended late C16, refronted late C18/early C19. Timber
framing with brick infill and brick; old plain-tile roof with brick ridge
stacks. 3-bay hall house with storeyed ends, extended to rear. 2 storeys.
2-window brick front, in Flemish bond, has 4-panelled door with canopy on shaped
brackets, to left of centre, between segmental-arched 3-light casements, and has
2 similar casements at first floor. To extreme right is a passage entry. Rear
wall is timber framed. C16 timber-framed 2-bay rear wing returns to left with a
timber-framed stair tower in the angle. A lower timber-framed outbuilding,
beyond, is now incorporated into the house. Interior: Left bay retains medieval
first floor with internal jetty over fragments of original stud partition, plus
bolection fireplace and oak panelling of c.1600; centre and right bays have
inserted C16 floor with chamfered-and-stopped joists and intersecting beams.
Roof has clasped purlins, lower king-strut trusses and heavy curved windbraces.
Rear wing has a central open fireplace with chamfered bressumer and ashlar
jambs, heavy joists, and a queen-strut roof with curved windbraces. Passage has
brick inscribed "IB 1798" in a blocked doorway.
Listing NGR: SU5782294131
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Source: English Heritage
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