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Lower Bulthy Cottage, Alberbury with Cardeston

Description: Lower Bulthy Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259056

OS Grid Reference: SJ3170114018
OS Grid Coordinates: 331701, 314018
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7195, -3.0126

Location: Wollaston, Shropshire SY21 8ER

Locality: Alberbury with Cardeston
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY21 8ER

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Listing Text


- Lower Bulthy Cottage


Cottage, now field shelter. Probably C16 with C18 and mid-to late
C19 alterations. Timber framed of cruck construction on uncoursed
sandstone rubble plinth with red brick nogging, partly rebuilt in
uncoursed sandstone rubble and red brick; corrugated iron roof over
thatch. 2 framed bays; 2 room baffle-entry plan. One storey and
gable-lit attic. Framing: square panels, 2 from sole-plate to
wall-plate. Central brick ridge stack. North front: blocked C17
or C18 two-light window to left and later blocked window to right;
central boarded door with later door to right; left-hand gable end
rebuilt in C18 brick with boarded attic and ground-floor stable-type
door to left (top leaf missing); right-hand gable end rebuilt in
sandstone rubble with 2-light wooden casements to ground floor and
attic; rear: right-hand part rebuilt in C19 brick with segmental-headed
wooden casement; base of large coursed sandstone rubble stack pro-
jecting in centre with evidence of former lime-washing. Interior:
ground-floor room to west has chamfered spine beam with plain stops,
unchamfered joists, chamfered floor-plate with plain stops, and large
open fireplace with chamfered lintel and bread oven; ground-floor
room to east has chamfered spine beam and joists with plain stops;
central full cruck truss (only blade to north and part of collar
visible, the southern blade might have been destroyed); roof with single
purlins and wind braces. The cottage might be a fragment of a larger
house and the stack and floors C17 insertions.

Listing NGR: SJ3170114018

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Source: English Heritage

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