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Bench Mark Cottage, Hodnet

Description: Bench Mark Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260241

OS Grid Reference: SJ5960029802
OS Grid Coordinates: 359600, 329802
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8642, -2.6015

Location: 37 Rookery Lane, Hodnet, Shropshire SY4 5LQ

Locality: Hodnet
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 5LQ

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Listing Text

SJ 5829-5929
11/85 Bench-Mark Cottage

- II

House, latterly divided. Mid-C17 with mid-C20 alterations. Timber
framed with painted brick nogging. Northern gable end rebuilt in
rendered brick. Slate and C20 machine tile roof. Framing: small
square and rectangular panels, 3 from sole plate to former wall plate.
Eaves raised by one-panel's height in the mid-C20. Baffle-entry plan
of 2 framed bays. 2 storeys. Central brick ridge stack. 4-window
front; C20 one-, 2- and 3-light wooden casements. One ground-floor
C19 cast-iron lozenge-pattern window. Boarded door between first and
second windows from left with C19 gabled timber framed porch. Right-
hand gable end: jettied first floor with hewn brackets. Collar and
tie-beam truss with queen struts. Interior: pairs of chamfered beams
with ogee stops. Ground-floor chamfered wall plates. Large open
fireplace with ogee-stopped chamfered wooden lintel. The house formerly
extended one bay further to the north. The owner (May 1986) possesses
a photograph of the house when it was 3 cottages, before the third bay was
demolished and the eaves were raised.

Listing NGR: SJ5960029802

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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