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Description: Gable Cottage
Date Listed: 5 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 250012
OS Grid Reference: SU4916888872
OS Grid Coordinates: 449168, 188872
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5966, -1.2916
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HARWELL WELLSHEAD LANE
SU4988 Gable Cottage and Tibbleton
House, now 2 dwellings. c.1295 rear range; late C17 front range and encasement
of rear range; C19 and C20 alterations. Render on timber-framing with areas of
stone rubble and painted brick old plain-tile roof; brick ridge stack to
centre, end stack to left. Rear: painted brick; old plain-tile roof, hipped in
left. 2-storey, 2-window range. Sash door to left of centre. Irregular
fenestration of mainly Cl9 casements. Interior of Tibbleton Cottage: contains
one cruck truss with a tie beam and two collars, the lower being arch-braced;
and there are remains of another cruck truss. These trusses have been
radio-carbon dated as having a probable felling date of 1275. This is the
earliest timber-framed true cruck house so far identified in England.
("Two Early Cruck Houses in North Berkshire Identified by Radiocarbon" by C.R.J.
Currie and J.M. Fletcher in "Medieval Archaeology" Vol.16 1972 pp136-142)
Listing NGR: SU4916888872
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