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Description: Cotton Farmhouse
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260267
OS Grid Reference: SJ6300927727
OS Grid Coordinates: 363009, 327727
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8458, -2.5507
STOKE UPON TERN C.P. STOKE UPON TERN
- Cotton Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Mid-to late C16 and mid-C17 with C18 and mid-to late C19
alterations and additions. Timber framed with red brick nogging, partly
refaced, underbuilt and rebuilt and extended in red brick and red sandstone.
Plain tile roofs. Framing: closely-spaced uprights with middle rail.
Range of 3 framed bays aligned approximately north-south with wing to south-
west and C17 wing to north-west. U plan, filled in in the late C19 or early
C20. 2 storeys. North front: left-hand cross wing with external brick
lateral stack and integral brick-end stack. Brick ridge stack to C17 range to.
right. Left-hand gabled range with 4-light wooden casements to each
floor. Underbuilt (C18 brick) jetty with moulded bressumer. Blocked first floor
window (present window offset to right). Refaced C17 range to right; 2-and
3-light segmental-headed wooden casements, 2 to first-floor and 3 to ground
floor. Left-hand return front of Cl7 range with timber framing and jettied
gable with moulded bressumer and collar and tie-beam truss with queen struts.
Lean-to C19 porch in angle with segmental-headed half-glazed door. Left-hand
return front with irregular fenestraticn and doorway off-centre to left. Infill
range with external brick end stick. Interior: ground-floor ceiling frame in
northern-most 2 bays of eastern range with ovolo-moulded cross beams, closely
spaced ovolo-moulded joists, and central carved boss consisting of a grotesque
mask with dragons at each corner. Dining room has deeply-chamfered cross-beam ceil-
ing with large broach stops, and C17 panelling. Some reused C17 panelling in
hall. Old panelled and boarded doors. East and south range have exposed wall
plates with closely-spaced peg holes which suggest that the former framing in
these walls was similar to that still surviving in the north front (i.e. closely-
spaced studs with middle rail).
Listing NGR: SJ6300927727
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