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Description: Bell Cottage
Thames Mead Farmhouse
Date Listed: 29 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 252680
OS Grid Reference: SP4563910679
OS Grid Coordinates: 445639, 210679
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7929, -1.3397
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CASSINGTON BELL LANE
SP4510 (West side)
25/27 Thames Mead Farmhouse and Bell
Shown on O.S. Map as Little Shields.
Farmhouse, now 2 houses. Datestone 1607/RG/M to rear; early C18 and C20
alterations. Coursed limestone rubble; rendered first floor to left; first floor
of rear wall has timber-framing of 2 panels deep. Gabled concrete tile roof,
with some stone slates to centre; brick ridge and end stacks. 4-unit plan. 2
storeys; 6-window range facing garden. Thames Mead Farmhouse to right has C20
porch and C20 timber lintels over late C18 six-pane sashes and late C19 horned
6-pane sashes; similar lintels over late C19 casements on first floor. Bell
Cottage to left has C20 canted bay window, timber lintels over C20 casements and
C20 front left extension. Small C17 gabled bay to rear right. Interior: Thames
Mead Farmhouse has stop-chamfered beams. C17 panelled cupboard with butterfly
hinges to right and early C18 bolection-panelled room to left; roof not
inspected. Bell Cottage to left has chamfered beams, and large open fireplaces
to ridge stack with chamfered timber bressumer and stone jambs; similar smaller
fireplaces on first floor; C17 collar-truss roof with butt purlins. Subsidiary
features: house to left, also part of Bell Cottage, his datestone RE/1723.
Coursed limestone rubble; gabled concrete tile roof; brick end stack. 2-unit
plan. 2 storeys; 2-window range front faces road to rear. C20 gabled porch. Flat
brick arches over C20 casements. On site of manor of medieval Godstow Abbey
estate. Documentary evidences shows that house divided in 1604 between Robert
and Richard Greenway.
(information from VCH)
Listing NGR: SP4563910679
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