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Description: Billie's Cottage
Date Listed: 14 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 250650
OS Grid Reference: SU2643085041
OS Grid Coordinates: 426430, 185041
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5636, -1.6201
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ASHBURY HIGH STREET
SU28NE (South side)
5/26 Billie's Cottage
14/10/69 (Formerly listed as two
cottages to West of Rose and
Farmhouse, now house. C15 hall house with late C16, late C18 and C20
alterations. Originally timber-framed; in C18 house clad in squared and coursed
chalk on sarsen base, some brick quoins; thatched roof; brick stacks. C15
L-plan ground-floor hall house. 1 1/2-storey, 3-window range. Timber lintels
over C20 door and casements. Interior: Entry from present front door, door to
kitchen/service in rear wing. In late C16 first floor inserted and north gable
stack and axial stack backing onto passage to rear wing inserted. In late C18
house was converted into two cottages. Chamfered beams and joists in parlour
(right of entry to south facing wing) and kitchen (in rear wing); ovolo moulded
mantleshelf and oak gunrack over parlour fireplace. 3 1/2-and 3- bay wings of
raised-cruck trusses with blades crossed at ridge and smoke- blackened rafters.
Circular sarsen bread ovens attached to main fireplaces. lean-to shed of sarsen
walling and with thatched roof projects from north gable wall.
Listing NGR: SU2643085041
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Source: English Heritage
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