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Description: Castle Cottage
Date Listed: 15 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 253931
OS Grid Reference: SP2396130929
OS Grid Coordinates: 423961, 230929
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9763, -1.6526
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1/40 Castle Cottage
House. Early C17 with later additions and alterations. Regularly coursed and
dressed marlstone rubble; concrete tile roofs with coped verges to front gable
of higher range. Original house probably an L-plan but higher range truncated to
rear. 2 storeys with gable-lit attic to higher range. This has chamfered plinth
(missing to rebuilt back wall) with Tudor-arched doorway to cellar and infilled
opening to right to front gable; 3-light chamfered mullion window with
drip-stone to each floor. Left return has similar 2-light mullion window on each
floor and chamfered rectangular window lighting cellar. Lower range has 3-light
mullion window (centre and right lights infilled) with dripstone on first floor
to left and contemporary chamfered rectangular window with dripstone below to
left. Partly infilled opening (probably a former doorway) to right has C17
dripstone and C20 two-light mullion window. Rebuilt integral end stack to right.
Interior. Ground-floor room of higher range has chamfered spine beam with
stepped ogee stops; corner fireplace with chamfered Tudor arch and moulded
overmantel. C17 ledged plank door with strap hinges in chamfered wood surround
with stepped ogee stops. Left ground-floor room of lower range has chamfered
ceiling beam. Altered dog-leg oak staircase rising to attic with timber frame
exposed on first floor; wide floor boards to both ranges on first floor.
First-floor room of higher range same as that on ground floor except that it has
a C19 cast-iron grate to fireplace. Attic has single butt-purlin cambered collar
truss roof in 2 bays with rear truss very close to present back wall. Chamfered
cross beam to cellar, which formerly continued to rear but now infilled to this
part; cellar also below tower range but not accessible at time of resurvey
(August 1987). Door made up of C17 square panelling with cocks head hinges in
C20 addition to rear. Reputed to be the birthplace of Judge Jeffreys, some
materials (including windows) from Castle Cottage are said to have been used in
the building of nearby Brookend House (q.v.). C20 lean-to attached to right
gable end of lower range and flat-roofed addition to rear are not of special
Listing NGR: SP2396130929
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Source: English Heritage
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